Commenting on today’s launch of the Special Tribunal into the death of former Lebanese PM Hariri, Foreign Office Minister, Hugh Robertson, said:
I welcome the beginning of this important trial. I hope it will help achieve justice for the families of Rafik Hariri, the other victims and for the Lebanese people.
The UK strongly supports the work of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. I was pleased to announce an additional £1million of UK funding in December, bringing our total contribution to £5.5million since 2009. I was also pleased to see Lebanon fulfil its obligation by making its annual financial contribution to the Tribunal. We continue to call for the arrest of those indicted by the Tribunal. The UK stands firmly behind Lebanese and international efforts to end the culture of impunity.