(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, Feb 27 (KUNA) -- The Judges of the Appeals Chamber unanimously re-elected on Tuesday Judge Ivana Hrdlickova of the Czech Republic as President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) and Judge Ralph Riachi of Lebanon as Vice President.
Their new term of eighteen months starts running on 1 March 2018, said the STL in a press release.
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 2005, the Government of Lebanon requested the United Nations to establish a tribunal of an international character to try all those who are alleged responsible for the attack of 14 February 2005 in Beirut that killed the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others.
The Tribunal based on the outskirts of Hague in the Netherlands officially opened on 1 March 2009. (end) nk.mb