UN International Independent Investigation Commission
Commissioner Detlev Mehlis
The United Nations International Independent Investigation Committee was created by UN Security Council Resolution 1595 on April 7, 2005. It is charged with investigating the assassination of former Lebanese President Rafik Hariri. Detlev Mehlis is commissioner of the UNIIIC and senior public prosecutor in the Office of the Attorney General in Berlin, Germany. The following is excerpted from Commissioner Mehlis’s speech at the 5,292th meeting of the United Nations Security Council on October 25, 2005.The terrorist attack of February 14, 2005, that claimed the lives of Rafik Hariri and 22 others was a landmark event in the history of Lebanon….