Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is one of the special International Tribunals located in the area of The Hague. It is concerned with the assassination of the former prime minister and several other important figures in Lebanese politics in 2005 and it is the first tribunal dealing with terrorism as a distinctive crime, setting it apart from the other Tribunals. The UN Security Council calls it a “tribunal of an international character based on the highest international standards of criminal justice”.
The IRSP research focusses on how courts and tribunals in The Hague, STL included, have used communications as a tool in defining and catering to the audiences they have identified as their primary, secondary, or tertiary targets. There is a focus on the process and discussions held at other Courts and Tribunals regarding the need for communication as well as a focus on the STL regarding their success or failure in achieving communication with their audiences.
If you want to learn more about the STL, visit the website http://www.stl-tsl.org/en/.