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Thursday, April 07, 2011

UN Security Council authorized investigation into Hariri killing
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On April 7, 2005, the UN Security Council unanimously voted to authorize an international investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. The US, France and the UK sponsored the resolution which gave an independent commission three months to complete the investigation. The resolution followed a UN report which found a Lebanese probe into the assassination to be lacking. Hariri's assassination led to claims that the Syrian government was involved, leading to massive anti-Syria protests. The Security Council later created the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon to investigate and try suspects in the killing.

Learn more about the international investigation into the assassination of Rafik Hariri from the JURIST news archive.

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