Category Archives: Lebanon

Trials and Tribulations at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Earlier this month, the first trials at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) finally got under way. Karlijn van der Voort joins JiC for this very timely overview of the many difficulties and challenges facing this unique tribunal. Karlijn is a … Continue reading

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Posted in International Criminal Justice, International Law, Lebanon, Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Terrorism | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Updates on Melinda Taylor, Helene Assaf and ICC Staff Detained in Libya

Dear readers, I have decided to create a post dedicated to updates on the ICC staff detained in Libya. Unfortunately, the media is likely to tire of this story quickly and I figured JiC could contribute to creating a space … Continue reading

Posted in Defense Counsel, International Criminal Court (ICC), Lebanon, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Russia, Spain | Tagged , , , | 21 Comments

Defendants on the Run — What’s a Court to do?

Gillian McCall, a London-based researcher in international criminal law, joins JiC with a fascinating guest post on the question of whether trials in absentia are legitimate and legal. Gillian offers a glimpse into how the various international tribunals have treated … Continue reading

Posted in European Court of Human Rights, Guest Posts, ICTY, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Lebanon, Special Court for SIerra Leone (SCSL), Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Trials in Absentia | Tagged , | 3 Comments