The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) was established by an agreement between the United Nations and the Lebanese Republic pursuant to the Security Council resolution 1664 of March 29th, 2006. According to its statute, the STL has jurisdiction over persons responsible and in connection to the attack that caused the death of former Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri on February 14th, 2005.
This contextual analysis aims to shed light on the establishment of the STL, its role and how it functions. This analysis also aims to evaluate the impact of the STL on crime prevention and the promotion of fair, public and impartial trials. However, this does not include the challenges the STL will face in regards to the credibility of its investigation, enforcement of its decisions, and possible interference and cooperation of United States. Finally, the analysis will discuss policy recommendations that ALEF will lobby for before the appropriate stakeholders.