The last year has seen two international
investigating judges who have resigned their position. These two individuals
came to this Court with very different mindsets and handled themselves very
differently when acting in the same capacity and dealing with the same issue in
a quick succession. J. Blunk came to this Court to, essentially, certify the
closure of investigation in Cases 003 and 004 while J. Kasper-Ansermet stepped
into J. Blunk’s tiny shoes to give investigation in these two cases a jump-start.
Their resignations while swift and following an entirely unproductive tenure on
the Court differed significantly: J. Blunk resigned amidst the storm conjured
up by the community of international watchdogs while J. Kasper-Ansermet quit
out of frustration with his Cambodian counterpart whom he accused of
encouraging a large part of the Court’s apparatus to work against him and against
whom he developed a sense of personal acrimony.