The Judges of the Appeals Chamber today unanimously re-elected Judge Ivana Hrdlickov? of the Czech Republic as President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and Judge Ralph Riachi of Lebanon as Vice President for another term of 18 months beginning on 1 September 2016.
The President of the Tribunal has a wide range of tasks, including oversight of the effective functioning of the Tribunal and the good administration of justice, as well as representing the STL in relations with States, the United Nations and other entities. In the President’s absence, her duties are fulfilled by the Vice-President.
The re-election of the President and the Vice-President is in accordance with Article 8(2) of the Tribunal’s Statute and Rule 31 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.
You can read biographies of Judge Ivana Hrdlickov? and Judge Riachi on the STL website.
High resolution pictures of the STL Judges can be found on our Flickr page.
Source: National News Agency