December 12, 2018 – The General Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), Norman Farrell, gave a lecture on the evolution of evidence usage in the international criminal courts at the Issam Fares hall on Notre Dame University-Louaize’s (NDU) main campus. The lecture was delivered to students participating in the Inter-University Programme on International Criminal Law and Procedure (IUP-ICLP).
Farrell spoke about Prosecutions at the international level and the types of evidence used in International Criminal Proceedings, including his own work on the Hariri case and was delivered to an audience of 240 students from 10 Lebanese universities. While at NDU, Farrell also visited the Faculty of Law & Political Science, and was introduced to NDU’s unique law program.
IUP-ICLP is organized by the STL in cooperation with eleven prominent Lebanese universities and the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague. It was established by Dr. Chahine Ghais and 4 other Deans in 2012 with the outreach department of the STL. NDU itself has been represented by Dr. Al Hindy in the steering committee.
The program presents students with the yearly opportunity to get a free course on International Criminal Law, with online lectures by international experts in the field from the different courts and universities via the Asser Institute in The Hague. Students present an exam at the end of the course and the top 16 students are awarded a filed visit to The Hague to visit and meet people from the different international courts and relevant institutions there.