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27 February 2018

STL President and Vice President re-elected for a new term

Leidschendam 27/02/2018 – The Judges of the Appeals Chamber today unanimously re-elected Judge Ivana Hrdličková of the Czech Republic as President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and Judge Ralph Riachi of Lebanon as Vice President. Their new term of eighteen months starts running on 1 March 2018.

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 the President's absence, her duties are fulfilled by the Vice-President.

The re-election of the President and the Vice-President is in accordance with Article 8(2) of the Tribunal's Statute and Rules 31 and 33 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.

You can access biographies of Judge Hrdličková and Judge Riachi on the STL website.

High resolution pictures of the STL Judges can be found on our Flickr page.