“Without immediate funding, the Tribunal will not be able to operate beyond July 2021,” it added.
Despite the fact that the 2021 budget was cut by 37%, and the $15.5-million contribution provided by the United Nations on Lebanon’s behalf in March, the Tribunal still needs other contributions that haven’t materialized, the statement explained.
According to Reuters, STL court officials have informed U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres of the situation, while judges and staff are preparing steps to preserve court records and take measures “related to the protection of witnesses.”
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