Lebanese Lawyers Participate in STL Training on Int'l Criminal Proceedings
Thirty Lebanese lawyers participated Thursday in a training organized by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on the conduct of International Criminal proceedings at the Beirut Bar Association (BBA), the STL said.
STL President Judge Ivana Hrdličková, President of the BBA Andre Chidiac, Resident Representative of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Achim Vogt, and BBA Human Rights Institute Director Elisabeth Sioufi welcomed the participants and gave the opening remarks at the event.
The training is conducted by experts with “extensive experience” in international criminal justice -- Judge Keith Raynor, Crown Court of England and Wales and Vice President of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Jonas Nilssen, former senior legal officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the STL said in a statement.
The lawyers took part in discussions on international criminal justice and proceedings, as well as advocacy and courtroom techniques. The training continues Friday with a ‘mock’ (practice) trial in which participants will be able to practice their skills.
One participant said that this training gives them the opportunity to acquire knowledge of a different legal system and therefore opens up new perspectives and possibilities in the international arena.
This event is part of the STL outreach efforts to engage with Lebanese legal professionals, academics, the civil society and others through lectures, conferences, roundtable discussions and trainings on topics related to the mandate of the Tribunal and international criminal justice.