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Kosovo’s Medicus Case: Bad Omen for Rule of Law (Balkan Insight)

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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.

See at: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-s-medicus-case-bad-omen-for-rule-of-law-04-30-2018

 

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