Security Council strongly backs Hariri tribunal

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March 4, 2009 03:40




The UN Security Council gave strong backing Tuesday to the new international tribunal to prosecute suspects in the slaying of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, reiterating that all states should cooperate to ensure those responsible are brought to justice. The council welcomed Sunday's opening of the Special Court, which was established by the UN Security Council in 2007 and comprises seven foreign and four Lebanese judges who have yet to take office. It is funded by Lebanon and UN member states and based in the Netherlands to ensure the safety of staff and an impartial trial. France's UN Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert called the court's opening "a very important step towards the fight against impunity and the fight for justice."


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