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Daily Star - Gemayel: Opposition taking country to 'collective suicide' - September 20, 2010

BEIRUT: The head of the Phalange Party, Amine Gemayel, accused opposition forces Sunday of taking the country toward “collective suicide.”

Speaking to supporters in the Bekaa Valley town of Zahle, Gemayel said Lebanon’s unity and sovereignty were at stake, adding that all attacks on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) to try suspects into the 2005 assassination of former Premier Rafik Hariri, “will not change the course of justice but will only harm Lebanon.”

The former Lebanese president arrived in Zahle for a two-day visit on Saturday. The goal of the visit was to meet Phalange party officials and supporters.

Gemayel said that rather than uniting to face external threats, some Lebanese groups were “settling personal accounts, which is a dangerous matter.”

Gemayel said when his son, slain Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel, was killed in 2006, he had not held “anyone responsible because I [did] not want the [killer] to remain unknown.”

Gemayel said he respected Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s decision not to make accusations in his father’s killing, adding that only the STL was entitled to issue accusations.

Earlier this month, Hariri told Saudi-daily Ash-Sharq al-Awsat he had made a mistake when he accused Syria of standing behind his father’s assassination.

Gemayel stressed that Lebanon “must hold onto Arab consensus,” adding that a “separate peace deal with Israel must not be signed, “whatever the pressures.”

He said that “a tangible progress, although insufficient, has been achieved on the level of Lebanese-Syrian ties.” – The Daily Star

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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