President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci will not decree the newly-elected Constitutional Court judge, Radomir Laban, until a full verification process is carried out by judicial authorities. In a response to the paper, the office of President Thaci said that Laban’s decreeing will not take place at this time due to raised concerns about his past. Laban’s appointment, put forward by the Serbian List, was approved by the Assembly of Kosovo last week. Soon after, the Pristina-based Council for Human Rights and Freedoms as well as opposition Vetevendosje wrote to Thaci asking him not to decree Laban because of his “criminal past”. Laban was also reported to have been convicted by Serbian authorities on bribery charges.