The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL): Selective Justice and Political Maneuvers

@article{Nashabe2012TheST,
  title={The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL): Selective Justice and Political Maneuvers},
  author={Omar Nashabe},
  journal={International journal of criminology and sociology},
  year={2012},
  volume={1},
  pages={247-264}
}
  • Omar Nashabe
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • International journal of criminology and sociology
Abstract: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is the most recently established international criminal tribunal. It was created by the UN Security Council in 2007 to prosecute those responsible for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and others in 2005. However, the process of creating the tribunal did not comply with Lebanese Constitutional provisions. This paper sheds light on the politics of selective justice, recalling impunity in Lebanon before and after Hariri’s… Expand
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