Ritically evaluate the establishment and operation of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

Dear Writer,

Please follow the below instructions in order to complete this extended essay:

Law Extended Essay 5000 words

Subject: International Criminal Law

Topic: Critically evaluate the establishment and operation of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

This is an International Criminal law essay about the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

I have attached my essay plan which includes details of every section that should be included on the essay. The writer will have to write the essay based on the provided plan and based on the main argument that is made on the plan. Please note that you need to provide a high class postgraduate level paper. There is a need for a critical legal discussion. The essay plan was approved by my tutor so it contains everything that you need to include in the actual essay.

This essay will critically evaluate the establishment and operation of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon by looking into the various legal issues that arise as a result of its establishment and operation. The main aims is to provide a critical discussion, thought and analysis (check uploaded plan for details of what it should be included in each section).

The argument of the essay is that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon lacks legality and legitimacy. This argument will be supported by critically examining the various issues that arise due to the way the STL was formed and the way it operates.

REMEMBER: You need to answer the question which is to critically evaluate the establishment and operation of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.


The introduction must inform the reader of what is to follow. You need to set the scene and you need to give an indication of how your essay will be structured.A In the introduction you also need to indicate that you will provide a critical discussion.

Each section needs to answer the question and promote the main argument and each section on the essay must always be interrelated with the main argument.

Assessment criteria:
Reading and Knowledge: extensive reading and comprehensive knowledge
Understanding and Analysis: awareness of issues, original and critical analysis, wider significance
Argument: persuasive, defensible, original, logical, convincing
Organisation and Presentation: development of material and argument, well-presented and written, extensive bibliography, flawless footnotes

To provide an excellent answer that demonstrates considerable independent thinking and links this with a broad and detailed knowledge of the subject area. This should be exemplified by an astute choice of relevant examples where appropriate, derived from material that goes beyond that suggested for the programme or module. This should be integrated into a well-reasoned answer that carries a clear, thoughtful and substantiated line of argument.

Referencing: Oxford OSCOLA and Footnotes. I will upload the two referencing guides for your convenience. Please note that there are two OSCOLA guides (one for international law materials and the other for academic materials. You need to use both) and there is a specific way of referencing international law documents (treaties, cases lawa¦.). Both OSCOLA guides are relevant for referencing this work.

Language style: English UK (terms and terminology must also be english-UK for example write civilisation donat write civilizationa¦)

Please refer to a wide range of sources: primary and secondary sources (e.g. International Treaties, various case law (both relevant international/domestic case law and decisions), UNSC res, UNGA Res, relevant domestic law and cases, academic books, journal articles, reports, policy articles, Principles and Guidelinesa¦). Remember that you must also use some recent publications from 2013-2014.

You are required to use various cases to promote your argument and to identify the issues and weaknesses of the STL in order to prove that it lacks legality and legitimacy.

You are also expected to comment and use Customary International law.

Minimum Number of Academic References that must be USED on the essay: 55 (at least 25 must be journal articles) Textbooks cannot be considered as proper academic references and therefore cannot be used in an essay. Please comply with the minimum number of references.

*Please also bear in mind that for EACH reference (footnote) that you will use on the essay you must include the RELEVANT PAGE NUMBERS (FOR REFERENCING PURPOSES). Please donat just put for example a book without giving the exact page numbers that you have used. The same applies for all the references that you will be using. But please note that It is necessary to provide the exact page numbers that you have used. This is a referencing guideline that must be followed. For example if you are using 3 pages just reference the specific 3 pages but do not reference all the pages of the source.

You should not use the same source again and again! Use various sources! Do not repeatedly use ibid or the same source. USE VARIOUS SOURCES in order to show an in-depth research ability.

In the Bibliography you must ONLY include what you have referenced in the essay (in your footnotes). There is no point to add in the bibliography references which you did not include in the essay. So only write in the bibliography what is included in the work and please comply with the instructions [Minimum Number of Academic References that must be used on the essay: 55 (at least 25 or more of these must be journal articles)].

Below is a suggested format of the extended essay:
The title
Contents Page
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6

Appendices (if having any)

VERRY IMPORTANT: You need to follow the uploaded PLAN because this was approved by my tutor. The plan contains everything that should be included in the essay.

-Use quotes of what others said because by using them it shows that there is a use of expertsa opinion.

You should write what will be included in each section at the end of the introduction and not at the beginning.

You should not be repetitive.

You should not be descriptive but you should provide critical discussion. Everything that you will be writing should promote the main argument.

-The order is for a 5000 words essay (in the word count they should not be included the footnotes-references )

Please let me know if you require any further clarifications.

Thank you