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The Daily Star - Special Tribunal for Lebanon appointed Marten Youssef as its new spokesperson

CLDH Human Rights Press Review: The Daily Star - Special Tribunal for Lebanon appo...:
BEIRUT: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon announced the appointment of Marten Youssef as its new spokesperson Tuesday.
According to a statement released by the Netherlands-based court, Youssef, who was born and raised in Egypt, is a Canadian citizen.
The new spokesperson has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and Africa, as well as in Canada.
During his three years in Abu Dhabi, Youssef worked as the senior courts and justice reporter for the English-language The National newspaper.
As spokesperson, Youssef will be the point of contact for all members of the Lebanese and Arab press. He will speak on behalf of STL’s Chambers, the Defense Office and the Registry.
The STL was established in 2009 to probe the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 others in a massive car bomb in Beirut.

Chief of Public Affairs Crispin Thorold will be in charge of assisting the international media on questions related to Chambers, the Defense Office and the Registry, while Sophie Boutaud de la Combe will answer questions relating to the work of the Office of the Prosecutor.
The U.N.-backed court has been at the root of a conflict between the Hezbollah-led March 8 coalition and the March 14 alliance, which is headed by Hariri’s son, caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The court’s indictment is widely expected to implicate Hezbollah members in the assassination but the party has denied any involvement and slammed the court as an “Israeli project,” aimed at sowing civil strife. – 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