There was an important new post on the subject written by Lama Fakih, Director of the Crisis and Conflict Division at Human Rights Watch. Take a look at this excerpt:
Even though senior Lebanese political and security oAccountability for the Beirut Blastfficials knew about the ammonium nitrate haphazardly stored in Beirut’s port, no one has been held accountable. Instead, a domestic investigation riddled with due process violations and allegations of political interference suffers delay after delay. If we are to have our answers, we cannot rely on the hope of domestic prosecutions alone.
This is why families of victims, and groups like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have called for an international investigation into the blast. Time has moved on, but for the victims of the blast, we cannot begin to until there is an honest reckoning of what happened on that day.