The NSW Society of Labor Lawyers and Muslim Legal Network NSW invite you to an in-conversation event with David Re who was the Presiding Judge of the Trial Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon between 2013 and 2021.
In this role he presided over the first international trial of terrorism charges, arising from the terrorist attack against the former Lebanese Prime Minister, Rafic Al Hariri in February 2005 in Beirut which 22 people died and hundreds were injured. In 2020 one accused, Salim Ayyash, was convicted for his role in the attack and sentenced to five concurrent life sentences. Three other accused were acquitted.
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon was established in 2009 pursuant to a United National Security Council resolution on request from the government of Lebanon. Its primary mandate is to hold trials in relation to the terrorist attack of February 2005 and any connected attacks. The Tribunal has its seat in The Hague, the Netherlands, and is a temporary hybrid institution under an agreement between Lebanon and the UN. Judges are appointed by the Secretary-General of the UN.
David Re was a judge of the tribunal between 2010 and 2021 and was an international judge of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo between 2008 and 2010 where he sat on benches conducting trials for crimes committed in the war there. Before that, from 2002, he was a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, in his final case leading the prosecution against a former prime minister of Kosovo and two others on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes.
This in conversation event will traverse a range of topics on international criminal justice, including the practice of international criminal law and reflections on the current state and future of international criminal courts and tribunals.
If this educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you can claim one point per hour of formal presentation (Substantive Law CPD).
By opting to join the NSW Labor Lawyers mailing list as part of this event, you also agree to join the mailing list for the Muslim Legal Network NSW.