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Centre Libanais des droits humains (CLDH) a pour objectif de rendre accessible à l'opinion publique toute l'information relative au Tribunal Spécial pour le Liban : revue de presse quotidienne en anglais, francais et arabe ; documents onusiens ; rapports, etc...


July 14, 2010 - Naharnet - Qassem: We Are Not Accused, We Are Dealing with the Tribunal with 'Accuracy'

Hizbullah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem has said the party would deal with accuracy with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon which reportedly will issue a ruling against "uncontrolled" Hizbullah members in September.
"We have decided as a party to deal with the issue of the international tribunal with accuracy," Qassem told al-Binaa daily.

"If it was politicized then we will have a stance. If it was judicial based on tangible evidence then we will have another stance," he told the newspaper.

"We are not accused either as people or as a party," Qassem stressed.
In an other interview with An Nahar daily, the deputy secretary-general of Hizbullah ruled out war with Israel although he reiterated that the party was preparing itself as if war will erupt tomorrow.

While stressing the need to implement Security Council resolution 1701, Qassem said the latest skirmishes between U.N. peacekeepers and southerners were the result of UNIFIL's lack of respect for its rules of engagement.

He said Hizbullah was committed to the implementation of the resolution.

Asked about spy rings in Lebanon, Qassem said: "We are waiting for the results of the investigations with telecommunications spy Charbel Qazzi."

"We call for unveiling the truth and finding out those cooperating with Qazzi and punishing them," he added.

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Background - خلفية

On 13 December 2005 the Government of the Lebanese Republic requested the UN to establish a tribunal of an international character to try all those who are alleged responsible for the attack of 14 february 2005 that killed the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others. The United Nations and the Lebanese Republic consequently negotiated an agreement on the establishment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

Liens - Links - مواقع ذات صلة

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, David Schenker , March 30, 2010 . Beirut Spring: The Hariri Tribunal Goes Hunting for Hizballah

Frederic Megret, McGill University, 2008. A special tribunal for Lebanon: the UN Security Council and the emancipation of International Criminal Justice

International Center for Transitional Justice Handbook on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, April 10, 2008

United Nations
Conférence de presse de Nicolas Michel, 19 Sept 2007
Conférence de presse de Nicolas Michel, 27 Mars 2008

Département d'Etat américain
* 2009 Human Rights report
* 2008 Human Rights report
* 2007 Human Rights report
* 2006 Human Rights report
* 2005 Human Rights report

ICG - International Crisis Group
The Hariri Tribunal: Separate the Political and the Judicial, 19 July, 2007. [Fr]

HCSS - Hague Centre for strategic studies
Hariri, Homicide and the Hague

Human Rights Watch
* Hariri Tribunal can restore faith in law, 11 may 2006
* Letter to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, april 27, 2006

Amnesty International
* STL insufficient without wider action to combat impunity
* Liban : le Tribunal de tous les dangers, mai 2007
* Jeu de mecano

Courrier de l'ACAT - Wadih Al Asmar
Le Tribunal spécial pour le Liban : entre espoir et inquiétude

Georges Corm
La justice penale internationale pour le Liban : bienfait ou malediction?

Nadim Shedadi and Elizabeth Wilmshurt, Chatham House
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon : the UN on Trial?, July 2007

Issam Michael Saliba, Law Library of Congress
International Tribunals, National Crimes and the Hariri Assassination : a novel development in International Criminal Law, June 2007

Mona Yacoubian, Council on Foreign Relations
Linkages between Special UN Tribunal, Lebanon, and Syria, June 1, 2007