The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Law and Practice

On June 17, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, in conjunction with Doughty Street International, had the pleasure of hosting the book launch of “The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Law and Practice.” The edited volume was the collaborative effort of Amal Alamuddin, Nidal Nabil Jurdi, and David Tolbert and was published by Oxford University Press.

The book seeks to address the legal novelties of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), debunk myths and misunderstandings regarding the Tribunal and share the lessons learned, including policy recommendations for the establishment of future specialized Tribunals. Leading lawyer Amal Alamuddin suggested that the best practices learned in the STL could be applied in a potential Special Tribunal for Syria. | Read more

Learn more about the book, “The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Law and Practice”.


  • Amal Alamuddin, Barrister
    Doughty Street Chamber
  • Norman Farrell, Prosecutor
    Special Tribunal for Lebanon
  • John Jones QC, Barrister
    Doughty Street Chamber
    Defence Consel at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
  • Sir Keir Starmer KCB, QC, Barrister
    Doughty Street Chamber
    Former Director of Public Prosecutions for England and Wales

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