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Two Oil-for-Food investigators resign in protest over "lax" report

[JURIST] Robert Parton and Miranda Duncan, two investigators from a special panel appointed by the UN to investigate the United Nations Oil-For-Food program [official website], resigned Wednesday in protest over a March report [PDF] that they said was too lax on UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Parton and Duncan accused the Independent Inquiry Committee [offical website] headed by former US Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker improperly down-played criticisms of Annan and allegations of impropriety against his son Kojo. Mark Pieth, a Committee spokesman, said the parting was amicable. AP has more. JURIST's Paper Chase has background on the Oil-For-Food program here.

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