That is, the 3d time in a year that an international person's been named an investigating judge at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the tribunal charged with bringing to book surviving leaders of the circa-1970s Khmer Rouge reign of terror.
When last we posted 4 months ago, Laurent Kasper-Ansermet of Switzerland had just resigned the position, to which he'd been named following the October 2011 resignation of Siegfried Blunk of Germany. But Kasper-Ansermet'd been refused by the Cambodian government.
An official announcement on the ECCC website said of Harmon:
'His deployment will enable the ECCC to continue the critical task of pursuing accountability for the crimes committed during the period of the Khmer Rouge regime.'At issue, as explained in posts available in IntLawGrrls' Khmer Rouge accountability series, is investigation of matters known as Cases 003 and 004, which implicate individuals that the Cambodian government would like to keep free of any such implication.