The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: A Court “Off the Shelf” for a Divided Country

@article{Wetzel2008TheST,
  title={The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: A Court “Off the Shelf” for a Divided Country},
  author={Jan Erik Wetzel and Yvonne Mitri},
  journal={The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals},
  year={2008},
  volume={7},
  pages={81-114}
}
  • J. Wetzel, Yvonne Mitri
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is the most recently established international criminal tribunal. Controversially created by the UN Security Council in 2007 amid rising political tensions in the country, it is designed to investigate a number of politically motivated killings, including the assassination of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005. It shares many characteristics of other hybrid (or “internationalized”) criminal tribunals, especially the Special Court for Sierra… Expand
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