By: Dean B. Pineles
Six years of efforts to deliver justice were wasted when the defendants convicted in the Medicus organ-trafficking case were inexplicably sent for retrial, says a judge who served on the original trial panel.
On April 17, the European Commission released its lengthy and detailed report on Kosovo for 2018. As a former international judge with the European Union Rule of Law Mission, EULEX, from 2011-13, I was particularly interested in the report’s analysis of the Kosovo judiciary.
While the report thoroughly analyses many aspects of the judicial system, such as corruption and political interference, I will limit my comments to what the report refers to as “judicial efficiency”, particularly as it relates to the Medicus case.