Students from the Faculty of Law and Political Science at Beirut Arab University participated in a visit paid by nineteen students from various Lebanese Universities to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) as part of a three-day study visit to The Hague, the Netherlands. The study trip was rewarded to the students who obtained the highest grades in the final exam of the Inter-University Programme on International Criminal Law and Procedure (IUP-ICLP).

The visit included briefings by representatives of the four members – the Chambers, Registry, Office of the Prosecutor and Defence Office – and a courtroom tour. It also included the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (IRMICT).

The study visit to The Hague concludes the seventh edition of the IUP-ICLP. The course, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa Region, was set up in 2011 in cooperation with the Asser Institute in The Hague and 11 Lebanese universities. The Programme which is oriented to students at law, political science and international affairs is free of charge and covers topics such as the history of international law, genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, crimes of terrorism and the role of the STL, the rights of the accused in international criminal proceedings, and the role of victims. Almost one thousand Lebanese students have graduated from the IUP-ICLP since its establishment in 2011.