The Human Rights Institute of the Beirut Bar Association organized on April 19 and 20 with the support Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon a training on the Conduct of International criminal proceedings. This was done already for the fourth time.
This time, the participants were among others also welcomed by the president of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Judge Ivana Hrdličková. The training was attended by thirty lawyers and moderated by Judge Keith Raynor, Judge of the Crown Court of England and Wales and Vice-President of Kosovo Specialist Chambers and by Mr. Jonas Nilssen, Senior Legal Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia.
On the first day, the two trainers developed the international criminal procedures and the defense procedures before the international criminal tribunals as well as the techniques adopted by them. On the second day, the lawyers participated in mock trials and divided into groups that played the roles of indictment and defense. Some of them also played the roles of defendants, victims and witnesses.
We hope that all the participants did gain a better insight into the topic at hand and are intrigued to get involved also on an international level.