"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Head of STL Defense Office Concludes Working Visit to Lebanon- Naharnet

The Head of Defense Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), François Roux, has concluded a visit to Lebanon during which he met with Justice Minister Salim Jreissati, Minister of State for Human Rights Ayman Shuqair, General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim, as well as senior judicial and diplomatic figures, the STL said.
He also chaired the Admission Panel which interviewed candidates seeking to be admitted to STL's list of counsel and who fulfill the necessary criteria, the STL added.
And as part of the Campus program jointly organized by the Paris and Beirut bar associations, Roux chaired the meeting of the Working Group on Ethics held at the Beirut Bar Association at the invitation of its president, Antonio El Hachem.
An offshoot of the International Meetings of the Defense, this group was created with a view to drafting a joint code of ethics for all lawyers practicing before the international criminal tribunals.
Roux also gave a lecture on the STL at the Tripoli Bar Association, where he was received by its president, Abdullah al-Shami.