UN, Netherlands near agreement to hold Hariri tribunal in The Hague Michael Sung at 12:37 PM ET
[JURIST] The government of the Netherlands is close to reaching an agreement with the United Nations to host the ad hoc tribunal that will investigate and try suspects involved in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri [JURIST news archive], Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Bart Rijs said Thursday. Rijs added that Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen [official profile] would like to see a formal commitment by another state to imprison convicted defendants and settle other issues such as funding.
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