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Sunday, February 28, 2021

EXCLUSIVE TALKS

Nadim Houry on Lebanon: “The public sphere is left to rot”

ByTheEast: Since 2011, the Arab countries followed different paths. What have they in common in 2020? Nadim Houry: The Arab world and the MENA region are plunged into a deep crisis, which based on a country’s standpoint can take different facets. Despite this apparent potential difference in approach, they all share one thing in common: in all of these societies, the social contract...

I am grateful for the international community’s continued support towards the Special Tribunal for Lebanon's (STL)’s work, which serves as a strong global message that terrorist crimes will not go unpunished. Together with my colleagues at the Tribunal, I remain highly committed to fulfilling the STL’s mandate in a timely manner and render justice to the victims through fair and transparent proceedings."

Ivana Hrdličková

STL President Judge

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