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Secretary-General Appoints Prosecutor, Judge to Special Tribunal for Lebanon
In accordance with the relevant provisions of the Security Council resolution 1757 (2007) on the establishment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and its Annex, as well as the Statute of the Special Tribunal attached thereto, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Norman Farrell of Canada as the Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Mr. Farrell is currently the Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He replaces Daniel Bellemare, who has completed his term of office. The Secretary-General takes this opportunity to thank Mr. Bellemare for his leadership in advancing the work of the Special Tribunal.
Similarly, in accordance with relevant provisions of the Security Council resolution 1757 (2007), its Annex and the Statute of the Special Tribunal, the Secretary-General has appointed Judge Daniel David Ntanda Nsereko of Uganda as an international judge of the Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal. Judge Nsereko is currently a judge in the Appeals Division of the International Criminal Court. He replaces the late Judge Antonio Cassese, who was also the former President of the Special Tribunal. The Secretary-General takes this opportunity to again pay tribute to Judge Cassese’s service to international law and the United Nations at large.
In announcing these appointments, the Secretary-General once again reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to the efforts of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon to uncover the truth regarding the terrorist attack that took the lives of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others, as well as other connected attacks, so as to bring those responsible to justice and send a message that impunity will not be tolerated.
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