Friday, February 11, 2011

Cassese: Reports that I seek Bellemare’s resignation are baseless

Reports that Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) President Antonio Cassese has sought STL Prosecutor-General Daniel Bellemare's resignation are false, Cassese said Friday.
Cassese has "read with dismay the report that falsely suggests that he tried to convince permanent members of the UN Security Council of the necessity of […] Bellemare's resignation," said a statement issued by the tribunal.
"President Cassese categorically denies these allegations and regards this report as part of a campaign to create artificial divisions within the Tribunal."
"Whilst the Judges at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon do not always share the Prosecutor's legal positions, as has been shown in some recent judicial rulings, this is normal in a court of law," the statement said.
"The President has every confidence that the Prosecutor and his Office are working professionally and expects that further indictments will be submitted to the Pre-Trial Judge in due course."
-NOW Lebanon

Media accreditation for the Appeals Chamber hearing on Wednesday, 16th February 2011

Leidschendam, 10 February 2011 - The Appeals Chamber has scheduled a hearing to deliver its ruling on the Pre-Trial Judge's legal questions on Wednesday, 16 February, at 11 AM (local time in The Hague). The hearing is expected to last one hour.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Special Tribunal for Lebanon's Appeals Chamber hearing concluded

Leidschendam, 7 February 2011 - The Appeals Chamber hearing to examine questions relating to the interpretation of the law applicable before the STL has come to an end. The Judges will now deliberate and are expected to announce their ruling in a public session on Wednesday, 16 February 2011. The STL press office will email details about accreditation for that hearing in the coming days.