Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cassese issues practice direction on Defence Office role.

STL Media Advisory:
Leidschendam, 31 March 2011 - The President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Judge Antonio Cassese, has issued a practice direction on the role of the head of the Defence Office. This is a guideline for conduct during court proceedings and it was written because of the novelty of the defence office. The STL is the only international tribunal with a defence office, that has the same status as other organs like Chambers, the Office of the Prosecutor and the Registry.