March 27, 2008
by Benjamin Klein
The UN has raised sufficient funds to cover the first-year costs of an international tribunal with the mandate of investigating and trying suspects in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, UN Legal Counsel Nicolas Michel said Thursday. Michel said that the UN has ...[read more]
October 16, 2007
by Caitlin Price
The United Nations Legal Counsel said Monday that an international convention may be the solution to jurisdictional problems of criminal accountability of UN officials and experts on mission. Addressing the General Assembly’s Sixth Committee, Under-Secretary-General Nicolas Michel said that of... ...[read more]
October 12, 2007
by Eric Firkel
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that he would appoint Judge Mohamed Amin El Mahdi, Judge Erik Mose and Nicolas Michel to the selection panel that will recommend the judges and chief prosecutor for the new Special Tribunal for Lebanon. El Mahdi has served on the International Criminal ...[read more]
May 3, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
UN Undersecretary-General for Legal Affairs Nicolas Michel has been unable to break a deadlock within the Lebanese government preventing approval of an international tribunal to try suspects in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Michel told the UN Security ...[read more]
April 17, 2007
by Katerina Ossenova
UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Nicholas Michel promised Tuesday that a tribunal to try suspects in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri would be established, despite disagreement among Lebanese leaders. In February, the UN and Lebanon reached an ...[read more]
April 14, 2007
by Michael Sung
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Friday that he is dispatching UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Nicholas Michel to assist the Lebanese government and the country's other political leaders to end their political impasse and set up a special tribunal as soon as possible... ...[read more]
April 6, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
UN Legal Counsel Nicolas Michel will meet with Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri about the latter's efforts at stalling the establishment of an international tribunal to probe the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told reporters... ...[read more]
October 23, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
UN Legal Counsel Nicolas Michel has submitted a final draft to the Lebanese government and the UN Security Council of a plans to establish an international tribunal to investigate the death of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, according to an unnamed source, who noted that the Security ...[read more]
September 9, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
UN legal counsel Nicholas Michel said Friday at the end of a two-day visit to Lebanon that a special tribunal to try individuals connected with the February 2005 assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was closer to realization after his latest round of talks with Lebanese officials. ...[read more]
June 23, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Nicolas Michel stressed the importance of not sacrificing justice by granting amnesty in ending conflicts at a UN Security Council meeting Thursday on strengthening international law. Michel said that ending impunity for war criminals is one... ...[read more]

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