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“Justice Without Frontiers” gathers the Acting Registrar of the Special Tribunal with Lebanese NGOs
Justice Without Frontiers in cooperation with the Special Tribunal of Lebanon held a round table with theActing Registrar of the Tribunal Mr.Daryl Mundisand the participation of representatives from 23 Lebanese NGOs and several jurists today afternoon 14th of May 2013 at Habtour Hotel – Sin el-Fil.
Me. Brigitte Chelebian, Director of Justice without Frontiers opened the meeting welcoming the Acting Registrar of the Tribunal Mr. Daryl Mundis. She assured that: “Justice must be global for all and not selective”, as she pointed on studying the terms of cooperation between the Tribunal and the associations and human rights organizations in Lebanon.
Acting RegistrarMundis spoke about the latest achievements for the Special Tribunal of Lebanon, as he assured that: “We are doing what we can to move quickly for the benefit of Lebanese people and the victims”, as he stressed on the “Legal difference between the UN Commission and tribunal”. 
The meeting highlighted several discussions and interventions from the participants when they asked questions and explanations about the relatedto the witnesses, International criminal law and credibility of the tribunal to access to justice. In addition to that, the participants questioned about the continuity of the Tribunal and the fundraising and donations for it.
On the same context, Acting Registrar Mundis answered the fears of the participants regarding the witnesses and the assumed leak for the names explaining that: “We don’t know if the information was leaked and we need to be careful because the prosecution list is confidential and it’s a sensitive topic” adding that: “the credibility of the tribunal and the legitimacy of the contribution comes once the process is revealed as transparent and open. The process has to build confidence with the Lebanese people”.
Moreover, Acting RegistrarMundis stressed that: “the tribunal can only try individuals and has no jurisdiction to try political organizations”, explaining that the tribunal exists for the people of Lebanon and dealing with the tough issue in international Justice.
On the other hand, Acting Registrar Mundis  highlighted on the civil society’s and the NGOs role in lobbying , educating the civil society’s opinion, pointing on the society’s problems  through the advocacy work and generating debate among the Lebanese society.  
 
“Justice Without Frontiers” gathers the President of the Special Tribunal with Lebanese NGOs

Justice Without Frontiers in cooperation with the Special Tribunal of Lebanon organized a round table with the President of the Special Tribunal Judge Sir David Baragwaneth and the participation of representatives from 26 Lebanese NGOs and several jurists yesterday afternoon 4th of April 2012, at the Arab African International Bank Building, Down Town Beirut.
Judge Baragwaneth spoke about the latest achievements for the Special Tribunal of Lebanon, as he explained the tasks for the judges and their communication as a team to defend and prove presence to assist the prosecutors’ tasks. As he assured on the credibility of the tribunal saying that: “The judge must avoid offering any conclusions as he has to bring balance between the prosecution and the defense”.
Judge Baragwaneth continued that: “The human life is precious and everyone is entitled for the freedom of speech, vote and expression as a right”.
The meeting highlighted several discussions and interventions related to false witnesses, the destiny of the accused person and the leaks about presenting new witnesses. In addition to that, he listened to the demands from the parents of the kidnapped and lost persons who asked about the definition about Justice according to the Tribunal and whether it can look for their issue.
Judge Baragwaneth assured on the need for credibility to bring justice explaining that: “Justice delay is justice denial and as longer it takes to reach justice we lose credibility, but we can’t jump to conclusions without accurate evidences”.
However, “The Special Tribunal is deeply concerned to avoid any leak and it doesn’t work in vacuum”, as he mentioned.
On the other hand, Judge Baragwaneth assured that we shouldn’t label groups as responsible for what happens explaining that: “The evidences show individuals whatever their political views or religions, they must be judged as persons without linking them to political parties or groups”.