Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The STL Hosted Nearly 30 Lawyers From Lebanon.

STL Media Advisory:
Leidschendam, 20 April 2011 – The Special Tribunal for Lebanon has hosted nearly 30 lawyers from Lebanon and provided them with briefings on the work of the court. The legal professionals, who travelled to The Hague for a seminar on the development of international justice, met officials from all the organs of the tribunal. They were given a tour of the courtroom and were able to ask questions about the work of the STL.

The three-day event explored international justice, especially the challenges and successes that jurists face in this field. The lawyers also visited the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Court (ICC), as well as meeting representatives from various non-governmental organisations in The Hague including the Coalition for the International Criminal Court and the International Bar Association.

The event was organised by the Lebanese NGO Justice without Frontiers in close cooperation with the Outreach and Legacy Section of the STL.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

STL holds a confidential hearing regarding Sayyid's request.

NNA - 19/4/2011 In a statement by STL Media Advisory, it said that the STL Pre-Trial Judge, Daniel Fransen, has held today a confidential and ex parte hearing relating to the request by General Jamil Sayed to obtain documents that relate to his file and which he believes are in the possession of the Prosecutor of the STL.

The hearing examined which of these documents the Prosecutor should hand over to Mr El Sayed. The Pre-Tria Judge will rule on this matter in due course, STL press release concluded.