Sunday, March 1, 2009

Special Tribunal for Lebanon to begin work this week

In more news from the international criminal law front - the Special Tribunal for Lebanon will officially begin work this week.  The Tribunal was created pursuant to an agreement between the United Nations and the Lebanese Republic in 2006, which was endorsed by the UN Security Council in Resolution 1757 in May 2007.  The mandate of the Tribunal is to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others in an attack in Beirut in  2005.  The Tribunal is considered a "hybrid" tribunal because it is composed of both Lebanese and international judges.


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