The Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Law and Practice
Edited by Amal Alamuddin, Nidal Nabil Jurdi, and David Tolbert
Edited by Amal Alamuddin, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers, London, Nidal Nabil Jurdi, Lecturer in International Law and Organizations, American University of Beirut, and David Tolbert, President, International Center for Transitional Justice
Amal Alamuddin is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, London, specialising in international law, human rights, criminal law and extradition. She appears in both English and international courts and provides written advice to individuals and governments. Amal has recently acted as adviser to Kofi Annan, the Joint Special Envoy of the UN and Arab League on Syria; as counsel to the government of Cambodia in a territorial dispute at the International Court of Justice; and as legal advisor to the Royal Court of the Kingdom of Bahrain in connection with the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) investigating alleged human rights abuses in Bahrain. Amal also represented the head of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, in extradition proceedings in the UK and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuila Tymonshenko before the European Court of Human Rights. Amal previously served as legal adviser to the Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and as legal adviser to the head of UNIIIC in Beirut.
Nidal Nabil Jurdi holds a PhD in International Criminal Law and Human rights from University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Ireland. He lectures on International Law and Organizations at the American University of Beirut and is a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Law at McGill University, Canada, for the academic year 2013-2014. He is also a Human Rights officer at the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights. He has published a number of academic articles, and books on the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, United Nations International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC) and human rights in Lebanon and the MENA region.
David Tolbert is currently president of the International Center for Transitional Justice. Previously he served as registrar (assistant secretary-general) of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and prior to that was assistant secretary-general and special expert to the United Nations secretary-general on United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials. From 2004 to 2008 Mr. Tolbert served as deputy chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He had previously been the deputy registrar of the ICTY and at an earlier time served at the ICTY as chef de cabinet to President Gabrielle Kirk McDonald and Senior Legal Adviser, Registry, serving a total of 9 years at the ICTY. He also represented the ICTY in the discussions leading up to the creation of the ICC and the Rome Conference and served as an expert to the ICC Preparatory Committee Inter-Sessional meetings.
Evelyn Anoya - Special Tribunal for Lebanon Registry
Anna Bonini- Trainee solicitor; formally intern within the Office of the Prosecutor at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Pascal Chenivesse - Legal Office, Office of the Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Paola Gaeta - Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva; Adjunct Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Dov Jacobs- Assistant Professor, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University
John RWD Jones - Barrister, doughty Street Chambers, London
Nicolas Michel - Former UN Legal Counsel, Professor at the University of Geneva and adviser to Kofi Annan
Judge Howard Morisson - ICTY Judge; former Judge at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Daryl Mundis - Registrar, Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Emma Pountney - Legal Officer in the Office of the Co-Investigating Judges in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
Goran Sluiter - Professor of International Criminal Procedure, University of Amsterdam
Bahije Tabbarah - Former Minister of Justice of Lebanon
David Tolbert - President, International Center for Transitional Justice
Philippa Webb - King's College, London
Harmen Van der Wilt - University of Amsterdam
Misa Zgonec - Rozej- Associate Fellow, International Law Programme, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London