The judges of the U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon have approved at a plenary meeting amendments to the tribunal’s Rules of Procedure and Evidence, the court said in a statement on Monday.

“The amendments are designed to improve and streamline the Tribunal’s procedures,” the statement said.

“Specifically, they address the excusal and disqualification of Judges (Rule 25) and harmonizing the Rules with the Tribunal’s Host State Agreement (Rules 78 (C) & 103),” the STL added.