Chibli Mallat

Lawyers representing Sabra and Shatila suvivors decry Belgium's proposal to scrap Universal Jurisdiction law

“The Belgian government’s proposal to greatly limit the law is also a blow for all the victims and survivors of the 1982 massacre at Sabra and Shatila. After having been welcomed by the Belgian state to file for an investigation that seemed impossible for years, that same state now turns its back on them and their overdue search for justice, for fear of economic sanctions. After having been invited to re-live the dramatic events of the massacre, the proposal about to be passed by Belgium’s parliament irresponsibly and cruelly crushes their hope of finally overcoming two decades of emotional stress and difficulties.” The lawyers for the survivors of the Sabra and Shatila massacre respond to the miscarriage of justice in Brussels.