Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)

Tribunal spécial pour le Liban (TSL)

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Set up following request by the Government of Lebanon to the UN, 13 Dec 2005. Pursuant to United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1664 (2006), United Nations (UN) and Lebanese Republic negotiated agreement on the establishment of the Special Tribunal. Established under Chapter VII of the UN Charter by UN Security Council Resolution 1757 (2007), implementing the Agreement between the UN and the Lebanese Republic on the establishment of a Special Tribunal for Lebanon, 30 May 2007. Began functioning 1 Mar 2009. Main trial began 16 Jan 2014.


Hold trials for individuals responsible for the attack of 14 Feb 2005, resulting in the death of 22 people, including former prime minister, Rafiq Hariri, and injuring 226 others; investigate and try other connected attacks that occurred in Lebanon between 1 Oct 2004 and 12 Dec 2005, or any later date decided by Lebanon and the United Nations with the consent of the UN Security Council, determined to be connected to the 2005 attack.

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Networking/liaising; events/meetings; training/education; projects/programmes; publishing activities.


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Arabic, English, French.


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Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Law
    • Tribunals, Courts

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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12. Feb 2019
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