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19 January 2011 by Daisy Mohr

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s prosecutor Daniel Bellemare filed his first indictment this week amidst a political crisis in the country. Factions are at loggerheads about the existence of the tribunal, which seeks to investigate the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. 

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14 October 2009 by Lynn Maalouf

Six months after the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) opened its doors, a drastically changed political and security environment in Lebanon, coupled with trim concrete output from The Hague, are driving even some of the tribunal’s staunchest advocates to adopt an increasingly cautious stance towards the court. This is visible in both dampened expectations and increasing questions as to whether the very mechanism will prove to be the best model for trying a crime of terrorism.

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07 April 2008 by Bessan Vikou

The official opening of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is an "irreversible process", affirmed United Nations Legal Counsel Nicolas Michel. Despite the ongoing political crisis in Lebanon—which has been without a president since November 24, 2007—the Western members of the Security Council are today committed to going all the way [IJT-68-69-70].

Daniel Bellemare