The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: A Critical Perspective
On Thursday 16 January, Dr Omar Nashabe of the Lebanese American University will give an in-depth talk on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), which was created by the UN Security Council to try the assassins of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri on February 14 2005. Dr Nashabe will discuss the background and creation of the STL, giving an overview of the indictment and the prosecution's pre-trial brief as well as a review of the appointment process of defence counsels and their teams. The speaker has been closely monitoring the tribunal since it was launched in 2009. As a consultant for the Defence counsels, he is bound by confidentiality and will refer only to declassified and public documents, subject to redaction where required.