New STL president concludes first visit to Lebanon

APRIL 17, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) In a press release by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), it said: “The President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Ivana Hrdlikov, concluded her first official visit to Lebanon today.

During her mission to Beirut, the President met the Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam, the Defence Minister Samir Moqbel, the Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouq, the Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi, President of the Court of Cassation Judge Jean Fahed, Prosecutor General Judge Samir Hammoud, the Batonniers of Beirut and Tripoli Bar Associations George Jreij and Fahd Al-Moqaddam, as well as many representatives of the diplomatic community in Lebanon. The President also met with the Tribunal staff in Beirut.”

“I am very happy to be here for the first time as President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Meeting with you and the Lebanese officials is exceedingly important to me,” said President Hrdlikov.

“I wish you success, and I wish your beautiful country prosperity and peace,” she said.

Judge Hrdlikov was elected President of the STL on 19 February 2015. The president of the Tribunal has a wide range of responsibilities, including oversight of the effective functioning of the Tribunal and the good administration of justice, as well as representing the STL in relations with states, the United Nations and other entities.