27 March 2008
Security Council
SC/9287

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council press statement on special tribunal for lebanon

 


The following Security Council press statement on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon was read out today by Council President Vitaly Churkin ( Russian Federation):


The members of the Security Council were briefed today by Under-Secretary-General Nicolas Michel on the Secretary-Generalís report on the implementation of resolution 1757 (2007) regarding the establishment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.


They welcomed the report and took note of the efforts of the Secretary-General regarding the establishment of the Special Tribunal, based on the highest international standards of criminal justice.


The members of the Security Council noted the substantial progress that has been made, in particular the signing of the Headquarters agreement between the United Nations and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the appointment of the Prosecutor, as well as of the Registrar of the Special Tribunal and the establishment of the Management Committee.


They welcomed the contributions and pledges received and expressed support for the Secretary-Generalís efforts to continue to seek the necessary funds from Member States.


The members of the Security Council encouraged the Secretary-General to continue to undertake, in coordination, when appropriate, with the Government of Lebanon, the steps and measures necessary to establish the Special Tribunal in a timely manner.


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