Lebanon Approves U.N. Plan for International Criminal Court for Hariri Assassination

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Monday, January 1, 2007
Bruce Zagaris


On November 25, 2006, Lebanon’s cabinet, defying warnings from Hezbollah, approved a U.N. plan to establish an international tribunal to try suspects in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri.1  On November 13, 2006, the Lebanese Cabinet had unanimously approved an earlier U.N. plan to create an international tribunal.2

            1              Anthony Shadid, Crisis in Lebanon Reaches New Threshold, Wash. Post, Nov. 26, 2006, at A19, col. 1.

            2              Megan K. Stack, Lebanon Approves U.N. Tribunal Plan, Wash. Post, Nov. 14, 2006, at A28, col. 5.