Justice Update – The First in Many Ways

Saad Hariri, son of Rafik, speaking to journalists outside the Lebanon Tribunal in 2019

A quick Justice Update about the judgement due in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s first case, the Ayyash et al case which looks at the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri. Stephanie spoke with Shannon Rai Singh, former associate legal officer at the STL and a member of the Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers in London, about the many legal precedents the judgement will set and the hurdles the prosecution faces by relying almost exclusively on highly technical mobile phone data and all circumstantial evidence.

Please note that the episode was recorded before the deadly blast that ripped through the Lebanese capital Beirut and killed over 50 people and injured thousands.