Alumnus David Re appointed Trial Chamber judge at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

5 December 2011

In September 2011 Sydney Law School alumnus and barrister David Re took up an appointment as a Trial Chamber judge at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, based in The Hague.

The tribunal's primary mandate is to hold trials for the people accused of carrying out the attack of 14 February 2005 which killed 23 people, including the former prime minister of Lebanon, Rafiq Hariri, and injured many others.

Judge Re hold a BA (1985), LLB (1986) and LLM (2000) from the University of Sydney. From 1986 to 2001 he worked in Australia as a barrister, a prosecutor, a solicitor in private practice and in criminal law reform research for the Attorney General's Department.

Internationally, since 2002, Judge Re has worked as a senior prosecuting trial attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, as an international judge of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in its war crimes chamber in Sarajevo, and as an international legal consultant.

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