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Amicus Curiae Prosecutor v Akhbar Beirut SAL and Al Amin (Ibrahim Mohamed Ali), Decision on interlocutory appeal concerning personal jurisdiction in contempt proceedings, Case no STL-14-06/PT/AP/AR126.1, Filing No F0004, ICL 1042 (STL 2015), 23rd January 2015, Special Tribunal for Lebanon [STL]; Appeals Panel

Reporter(s)

Gabriella Cinque

Amicus Curiae Prosecutor v Akhbar Beirut SAL and Al Amin (Ibrahim Mohamed Ali), Decision on interlocutory appeal concerning personal jurisdiction in contempt proceedings, Case no STL-14-06/PT/AP/AR126.1, Filing No F0004, ICL 1042 (STL 2015), 23rd January 2015, Special Tribunal for Lebanon [STL]; Appeals Panel

Whether a Contempt Judge erred by expressly rejecting the so-called doctrine of stare decisis—or binding precedent—disregarding the judicial precedent established in a previous decision.

Whether a Contempt Judge violated the audi alteram partem principle by discussing the binding effect of a previous decision without giving the parties an opportunity to make submissions on the matter.

Whether a Contempt Judge erred in deciding that a Tribunal did not have jurisdiction to charge legal persons with contempt and whether such error, if any, had led to the invalidation of their decision.

Whether a Contempt Judge erred in considering that there was no ambiguity in the term person under Rule 60 bis of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Rules of Procedure and Evidence.

Whether a Contempt Judge erred in applying the principle of legality.

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