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Sunday 21 September  

Article: Lebanon Tribunal’s legality on the line

The UN Security Council abused its own powers when it set up the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in 2007. Therefore the STL was unlawfully established and is unable to provide a fair trial. These are the accusations being levelled at the...

Article: A narrow path to legitimacy for the STL

The first session that carried a relative public appeal, took place at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) last Wednesday. By Lynn Maalouf, Beirut

Article: STL: Defense challenges legality of court

The alleged mastermind of the truck bomb slaying of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is challenging the legality of the UN-backed tribunal that indicted him and three other Hezbollah members. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (...

Article: Court rejects bid to add charge in Hariri murder case

The tribunal set up to investigate the assassination of Lebanese ex-premier Rafiq Hariri said Friday it had rejected a bid by prosecutors to add a charge to the indictment. A 2005 Beirut car bombing killed Hariri and 22 others, including a...

Netherlands Netherlands Article: STL gets new prosecutor

Article: STL gets new prosecutor

A veteran Canadian prosecutor has been appointed the new head of the special tribunal investigating the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. Norman Farrell, currently the deputy prosecutor of the Yugoslav war...

Netherlands Netherlands Article: STL: New lease on life

Article: STL: New lease on life

The United Nations on Wednesday extended the mandate of the special tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri. The tribunal faces strong opposition from the Hezbollah party in Lebanon, but...

Article: Hariri trial defence lawyers sworn in

Almost seven years to the day since the 14 February 2005 assassination of former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri, eight lawyers representing the four Hezbollah members due to be tried in absentia were sworn in by the Special Tribunal for...

Article: Lebanon Tribunal to add new indictment

Lebanon's prime minister said on Monday he expected a new indictment to be issued this month by the international tribunal investigating political attacks in the country, including the killing of statesman Rafik al-Hariri. [related-...

Article: Empty dock: a sense of failure?

There has been a mixed response to the announcement of the decision to “try the four men accused of the 14 February 2005 attack in their absence," by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on 1 February. The Tribunal was set up...

Netherlands Netherlands Article: STL: trial in absentia

Article: STL: trial in absentia

A special UN-backed court probing the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri in a 2005 Beirut bomb attack said Wednesday it will try four Hezbollah members in absentia. "The trial chamber of the Special Tribunal for...