Book Launch for “Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Law and Practice” and Inauguration of Doughty Street International

Yesterday, Doughty Street Chambers hosted the launch of the recently published “Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Law and Practice” at The Hague Institute for Global Justice. The book brings together contributions from academics, practitioners, and leading political figures to provide a nuanced and considered view of the controversial Special Tribunal for Lebanon, from its inception to its legacy. 


Amal Alamuddin served as both co-editor and contributing author to the publication. Her chapter explores the operation of the UN International Investigation Commission established by the Security Council to uncover the truth of the 2005 terrorist attack that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others. John Jones QC contributed the chapter on the rights of the defence.


The evening featured a panel discussion chaired by Elizabeth Wilmshurst. She was joined by Doughty Street barristers Amal Alamuddin, John Jones QC, and Sir Keir Starmer KCB QC, as well as Norman Farrell, Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.


In addition, the evening served as the inauguration of Doughty Street International, a dedicated team of barristers specialising in public international law and international criminal law with a base of operations in The Hague from September 2014.


To view pictures from this event please see here.

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