Detlev Mehlis, the UN investigator in Lebanon, has reportedly recommended that the trial into the murder of former Lebanese PM Rafiq Al-Hariri should take place outside the country.
He wants to see a Lebanese court sitting outside Lebanon – just like the Lockerbie trial, where Scottish judges sat in a court in The Hague.
He wants to ensure that the defendants will see the trial as fair – rather than a domestic witch hunt against a rival group. And that witnesses can feel safe.
He’ll also be concerned about the recent political insecurity – on Saturday there was a murder attempt on a judge in Northern Lebanon.