Hariri tribunal judge assumes duties

25 Jun
This from the STL website:

Leidschendam, 24 June 2009: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) announces that Judge Ralph Jacques Riachy has assumed his functions full time as Vice-President of the Tribunal effective 8 June 2009.  Judge Riachy was elected as Vice-President of the STL, with the unanimous support of his fellow STL judges, and sworn in during the first day of the Plenary Meeting of the judges held the week following the launch of the STL operations from 9 to 20 March 2009.

Judge Riachy was one of the four Lebanese Judges appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations upon the recommendation in December 2007 by the Selection Panel set up to interview Lebanese and international candidates for the positions of STL judges in accordance with article 2, paragraph 5 (d) of the Annex to Resolution 1757 (2007).  The panel was established by the UN Secretary-General and was composed of Judge Mohamed Amin El Mahdi (Egypt), who served as judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from 2001 to 2005, Judge Erik Møse (Norway), currently serving as judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where he was President of the Tribunal from 2003 to 2007, and Mr. Nicolas Michel, the then Legal Counsel of the United Nations.


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