Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Victims' legal representatives sworn in

Leidschendam, 5 June 2012 –The lead legal representative and the two co-legal representatives designated by the Registrar to represent the victims of the 14 February 2005 attack in the Ayyash et al. proceedings have been sworn in.
The three legal representatives will represent the 58 people who were granted the right to participate as victims in the proceedings by the Pre-Trial judge.
The victims' legal representatives signed a declaration that they will exercise their duties "with integrity and diligence, honorably, freely, expeditiously and conscientiously". They also committed to "scrupulously respect professional confidentiality and the other duties imposed by the Code of Professional Conduct for Counsel Appearing Before the Tribunal".
"This designation underlines a milestone in victim participation in the STL proceedings," said Alain Grellet, the Chief of the Victims' Participation Unit of the Registry of the STL.
Biographies of the victims' legal representatives will be available on the STL website in due course.
The Victims' Participation Unit can be reached at + 961 (0) 45 38 150 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .