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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...


August 8, 2010 - Ya Libnan - Nasrallah to reveal reason behind linking Moughnieh to Hariri murder

Hezbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is expected reveal during his Monday speech the reason why slain Hezbollah commander Imad Moughnieh’s name has been linked to former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s assassination, reported the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai.

March 8 sources told the daily Al-Balad Sunday that Nasrallah is expected to present strong tangible information, backed with documents and technical evidence that would lead to Israel’s implication in Hariri’s assassination.

The sources said that the new evidence is likely to place Israel as a main suspect.

Hezbollah/ FPM
Meanwhile, Ad Diyar reported Sunday that Nasrallah is also likely to affirm the party’s strong ties with the Free Patriotic Movement in light of senior FPM official retired Brigadier General Fayez Karam’s arrest on charges of spying for Israel.

A Lebanese internal security source has reportedly told UAE’s al Bayan newspaper that the spying activity of Karam was mainly political and not security information , Lebanon Files reported yesterday.

According to al Bayan sources Karam also provided Israel with specific information about Hezbollah .

FPM MP Abbas Hashem told New TV on Sunday that if Karam proved to have collaborated with Israel then he would have betrayed FPM’s principles.


Former Lebanese president Amin Gemayel questioned during an interview with Kuwait newspaper al Anbaa why Nasrallah has waited for 5 years to present the evidence about the Israeli involvement in the Hariri assassination, noting that ” toppling the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) will be like destroying the last hope in the building of Lebanon.”

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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