Crisis in Lebanon: Hezbollah versus the United Nations, International Law, and the World Community

(Developing Story)

Following the death of Antonio Cassesse, the former president of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the new president, Judge Sir David Baragwanath, visited Lebanon earlier this week.

Now, the current government in Lebanon teeters, again, on the brink. Next week the governmnet may fall, due to Hezbollah’s opposition to Lebanon’s paying its required portion of the expenses of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).

It is hard to see what might happen then.

See Hasan Lakkis, “Cabinet formation may be impossible if Mikati resigns,” The Daily Star (Beirut), November 26, 2011.

For earlier articles by the Trenchant Observer on this and related subjects, see:

REPRISE: Syria and the Shame of the World
Saturday, November 19, 2011

Der Spiegel on Nasrallah, Hezbollah, and the STL Indictments
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Update: Torture, The STL in Lebanon, and Obama’s “Way Forward” in Afghanistan
Friday, July 1, 2011

Repression in Syria, and the spread of universal ideals throughout the world
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Struggle for Democracy in Bolivia, Spain, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Ivory Coast, and Iran
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lebanon teeters on the brink
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The crisis could distract attention from Syria, which with Iran stands in the background, but not far away.

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