Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Deputy Registrar appointed

Leidschendam, 14 January 2013 – Daryl Mundis was appointed this week as Deputy Registrar for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. He replaces Kaoru Okuizumi, who left the Tribunal in October.
Mr Mundis, from the United States, has extensive background in international criminal justice. He served as Chief of Prosecutions at the STL from 2009 until his appointment as Deputy Registrar.
Prior to joining the STL, he was a Senior Prosecuting Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, where he was the lead prosecutor in a number of cases involving crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. He also served in the Chambers of the ICTY.

Swearing-in ceremony of Judge Ivana Hrdličková

Leidschendam, 14 January 2013 - Judge Ivana Hrdličková, appointed by the United Nations Secretary General to serve on the Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, will pronounce her solemn declaration before taking up her duties at a public hearing on Wednesday, 16 January at 4 pm.
Judge Hrdličková holds a PhD from the law faculty of Charles University in Prague and specializes in Islamic Shari'a, with a focus on human rights and Islamic finance in international and Islamic law. Since 2008, she also acts as a legal expert of the Council of Europe in matters related to human rights, money laundering and the financing of terrorism. A short biography of Judge Hrdličková is available on the Special Tribunal's website.
You are cordially invited to attend the swearing-in at a public hearing to be held in the Antonio Cassese Courtroom of the Special Tribunal.
Please, contact the STL Press Office for accreditation.
The hearings will be held in open session and can be followed on the STL website.