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The Procedure of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon - A snapshot

The Procedure of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon - A snapshot

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An overview of the procedure at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. An educative tool for those wishing to understand the main rules governing its structure and functioning.
An overview of the procedure at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. An educative tool for those wishing to understand the main rules governing its structure and functioning.

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Published by: STLebanon on May 06, 2011
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Index
 
Foreword 
5
Glossary of abbreviations and acronyms
 
7
 
Background 9I. Guiding principles 11
1.
 
Founding texts 112.
 
Basic human rights 123.
 
Hybrid nature of the procedure 134.
 
Achievements of the
ad hoc
tribunals andthe ICC
 
135.
 
Specific nature of acts of terrorism 13
II. Rules on jurisdiction 15
 1.
 
General principles 152.
 
The attack carried out on 14 February 2005against Rafiq Hariri and others 153.
 
Attacks carried out between 1 October 2004 16and 12 December 20054.
 
Attacks carried out after 12 December 2005 16
III. Main actors in the proceedings 19
1.
 
The Judge 192.
 
The Prosecutor 213.
 
The Head of Defence 214.
 
The Registrar 225.
 
The Accused 226.
 
The Victim 23
IV. The various stages of the proceedings 25
1.
 
Investigation 262.
 
Confirmation of the indictment 283.
 
Initial appearance and plea 29
 
– 4 –
4.
 
Pre-trial phase 305.
 
Trial 306.
 
Sentencing 327.
 
Appeal and review 33
V. Participation of victims 35
 
1.
 
Concepts of “victim” and of “victimparticipating in the proceedings” 352.
 
Modes of participation in the proceedings 353.
 
Victims Participation Section 36
VI. Administration of evidence 37
 1.
 
General principles 372.
 
Oral evidence 373.
 
Written evidence 38
VII. International cooperation 41
 1.
 
Lebanon 412.
 
States required to cooperate 413.
 
Third States 414.
 
Mechanisms facilitating internationalcooperation 42
VIII. Proceedings in the absence of the accused 43
1.
 
Measures alternative to detention 432.
 
Proceedings
in absentia
43
IX. Protection of confidential and sensitive information
 
45
1.
 
Security of victims and witnesses 452.
 
National security 46

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