Lebanon News

STL, Bar Association hold conference on tribunal

BEIRUT: Officials from the Beirut Bar Association and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon took part in a conference Tuesday to explain and examine the unique court, concluding that proceedings had been kept independent from national or regional politics. 

Speaking to 150 legal professionals, BBA chief Georges Jreij said: “It is our firm conviction that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon has been successful in maintaining its independent rulings separate from the politics of any given state, and in pursuing its legal mandate uninfluenced by the political agenda of any given state.” 

Among those in attendance were STL Prosecutor Norman Farrell, Defense Office head François Roux and STL Vice President Judge Ralph Riachi.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 12, 2014, on page 4.




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