The Hariri Tribunal

(2007) 13 Revue Juridique Polynésienne pp169-191.

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper

24 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2016

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Alberto Costi

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

English Abstract: On 30th May 2007, the Security Council adopted Resolution 1757 authorising the creation of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL Tribunal) to bring to justice the alleged perpetrators of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. Mr Hariri and 22 other individuals were killed by a suicide truck bomber in Beirut on 14 February 2005. Resolution 1757 provides that the Agreement signed in 2006 between the United Nations and the Lebanese Republic on the establishment of the STL Tribunal would enter into force on 10 June 2007, and “commence functioning on a date to be determined by the Secretary-General in consultation with the Government of Lebanon”. This paper provided a brief analysis of this Agreement.

French Abstract: Le 14 février 2005, l’ancien Premier ministre libanais Rafik Hariri fut assassiné lors d’un attentat à la camionnette piégée à Beyrouth. Le 30 mai 2007, le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies adoptait, par 10 voix sur 15, une résolution créant un tribunal international pour juger les présumes assassins de M.Hariri. Le texte prévoyait l’entrée en vengeur, le 10 juin 2007, de la Convention signée entre les Nations Unies et le Liban en 2006, créant ce “Tribunal spécial” qui commencera à fonctionner à une date que le Secrétaire général arrêtera en consultation avec le Gouvernement libanais”. Cet article dresse un premier bilan des principales dispositions de cette Convention.

Keywords: Hariri Tribunal, Criminal Tribunal

JEL Classification: K10, K14, K33, K42

Suggested Citation

Costi, Alberto, The Hariri Tribunal (2007). (2007) 13 Revue Juridique Polynésienne pp169-191., Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2732919

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