Vacancies at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon



The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is a tribunal of international character. The STL was inaugurated on 1 March 2009 and has four organs: Chambers; The Office of the Prosecutor; The Defence Office and Registry.


The STL's headquarters are on the outskirts of The Hague, the Netherlands and the tribunal also has an office in Beirut, Lebanon.

Its primary mandate is to hold trials for the people accused of carrying out the attack of 14 February 2005 which killed 22 people, including the former prime minister of Lebanon, Rafik Hariri, and injured many others.



The tribunal was established following a request by the government of Lebanon to the United Nations. The agreement between Lebanon and the UN was not ratified, and the UN brought its provisions into force through UN Security Council Resolution 1757.


It is an independent, judicial organisation composed of Lebanese and international judges. It is neither a UN court nor part of the Lebanese judicial system. It does, however, try people under Lebanese criminal law. The tribunal is also the first of its kind to deal with terrorism as a discrete crime.


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Current Vacancies


1)  P1 Assistant Legal Officer - deadline 02 October 2019 - one post and for rostering purpose

Requested qualifications include, among other things, at least two years of progressively responsible professional experience, including experience in the practice of domestic or international criminal law.  Possession of an advanced University degree in a relevant field may be considered in substitution of years of experience.

https://apps.stl-tsl.org/PHFOnline/viewVacancy.aspx?Qry=rxzh0SaxgqrTxuSCqUyH9A==

2)  Legal Intern - open call, selection on rolling basis

Requested qualifications include, among other things, a university degree obtained less than two years ago in law (first degree, Master, SJD/PhD), or being in the final stage of university studies (for example Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor, Master of Laws or Doctoral students)

https://www.stl-tsl.org/en/employment/internship-program/internship-vacancies/legal-intern

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