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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Law and Practice

Amal Alamuddin, Nidal Nabil Jurdi, and David Tolbert


This book provides an analytical overview of the establishment and functioning of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the newest and most controversial of the UN-sponsored international criminal courts. In 2005, Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri was assassinated in a huge blast that reverberated across Lebanon and the region. The Tribunal was established with a mandate to try the perpetrators of the Hariri killing, as well as those responsible for other killings that are ‘connected’ to this core crime. Individuals associated with the Hezbollah group have been indicted to be tried in the court ... More

Keywords: Special Tribunal, Lebanon, Rafic Hariri, Hezbollah, Middle East, International Criminal Court, domestic law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199687459
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687459.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amal Alamuddin, editor
Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers, London

Nidal Nabil Jurdi, editor
Lecturer in International Law and Organizations, American University of Beirut

David Tolbert, editor
President, International Center for Transitional Justice

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