The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: The UN on Trial? with Nadim Shehadi and Elizabeth Wilmshurst.
The authors of the recent Middle East Program Briefing Paper, The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: The UN on Trial? (published July 2007) present their analysis and discuss the prospects for the UN intervention in Lebanon.
Following a series of assassinations and terrorist attacks in Lebanon over the last two and a half years, a new UN Special Tribunal, unprecedented in its nature and in the manner of its creation, has been established by the Security Council to try those responsible for these crimes. The Special Tribunal is part of an extensive UN pattern of involvement in Lebanon but its establishment has proved highly controversial and the stakes are high for UN action in Lebanon after the 2006 conflict- Chatham House
Dr. Rosemary Hollis
Dr Rosemary Hollis is director of research at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) in London, with overall responsibility for research activity, project formulation and grant applications as well as the institute's publications. She assumed this post in April 2005, having completed ten years as head of the Middle East programme at Chatham House. The focus of her own research and writing is foreign policy and security issues in the Middle East, particularly European, EU, UK and US relations with the region and transatlantic differences over the issues.
From 1990-95, she headed the Middle East Programme at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies. From 1980-89 she was a lecturer in Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she also gained a PhD in Political Science. Prior to that she held a variety of research posts in the media and commerce in London, having graduated from Kingâ€™s College, London with a BA in History (1974) and MA in War Studies (1975).
Nadim Shehadi is an associate fellow of Chatham House, and an academic visitor at St Antony's College, Oxford.
Elizabeth Wilmshurst was deputy legal advisor to the Foreign Office until her resignation in 2003 over the Iraq war, and is now head of the international law program at Chatham House.