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Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor Defends Court in Parting Address (Balkan Insight)

By   /  23/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

In his outgoing address as Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor, David Schwendiman said that gathering evidence and locating witnesses to indict former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army had been tough. In his parting speech, the chief prosecutor at the Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers, David Schwendiman, said on Thursday that his office had collected a mass of […]

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Vlajić: Lawyers ready for beginning of work of Special Court (RTS)

By   /  15/03/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian national broadcaster RTS reported that 39 lawyers who will work with the Special Court for the KLA crimes were selected and three Kosovo Serbs, Dejan Vasić, Ljubomir Pantović and Nebojša Vlajić are among them. Speaking at the RTS morning news, lawyer Nebojša Vlajić said that the appointment of lawyers and victims’ representatives (lawyers) is […]

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KLA crimes court prosecutor “made to leave due to US” (The Guardian, Serbian media)

By   /  28/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian media widely re-run The Guardian article saying that David Schwendiman, chief prosecutor of a war crimes court for Kosovo, said he was “made to leave the job at a critical stage of the tribunal’s work.” Schwendiman also added he has “no designated successor – largely due to inertia in the US State Department,” the […]

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UNMIK Head: If Pristina revokes Special Court it would be a great damage (Serbian media)

By   /  08/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

UNMIK Head, Zahir Tanin assessed yesterday as concerning attempts from the part of Kosovo authorities to revoke Special Court for KLA war crimes, murder of Oliver Ivanovic and the fact that the Brussels agreement is not fully implemented, in particular when it comes to the establishment of the Association of Serb Municipalities, Serbian media report […]

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“Sharp criticism to Pristina from UN” (RTS)

By   /  05/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Report on Kosovo is ready and the UN Secretary General, Antonio Gutters would present it to the Security Council on February 7, Serbian national broadcaster, RTS writes on its webpage. The report notes the murder of Oliver Ivanovic as one of the most difficult events in the last three months. Gutters also criticizes authorities in […]

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Vulin: Murders and attempts to abrogate court cause destabilization (RTS)

By   /  29/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Minister of Defence, Aleksandar Vulin said that destabilization in Kosovo and Metohija is caused by murders such as the assassination of Oliver Ivanovic and attempts of Albanians to abrogate the Special Court and do not allow trials against KLA members for the war crimes against Serbs, RTS reported. Vulin made these remarks commenting on […]

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 Delawie: Special Court will not judge a population, but individual cases (Koha)

By   /  17/01/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, spoke at a press conference about the importance of the Special Court. He once again expressed condolences for the murder of the Serb leader, Oliver Ivanovic, and added that he is there to talk about a completely different matter. “I am here to talk about justice… I want […]

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Veseli: Special court an unavoidable but overcoming challenge (RTK)

By   /  15/01/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The President of the Assembly of Kosovo and leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (PDK), Kadri Veseli, spoke today about the Special Court, saying that it is an unavoidable challenge, but it can be overcome. “There is no international justice where the aggressor and the victims are attempted to be equalized. There is no […]

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Djuric: If Serbia was consulted, Special Court could really be international (BETA, Politika)

By   /  15/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija Director, Marko Djuric told the BETA news agency, if Serbia was consulted, the Special Court for war crimes in Kosovo could really be international, and not a court established or dissolved by the Assembly in Pristina. Serbia was not consulted when it was discussed how the Special Court […]

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World’s Eyes on Kosovo Amid Push to Halt War Crimes Court (The New York Times)

By   /  15/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Efforts by Kosovo to suspend a war crimes court set up to prosecute atrocities committed by ethnic Albanians during their independence struggle are threatening relations with Western allies who backed Kosovo’s split from Serbia, European and American officials have warned. The court, based in the Netherlands, was created in 2015 by Kosovo’s […]

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Franco-German Envoys Press Kosovo on Special Court (Balkan Insight)

By   /  11/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

German and French envoys are adding to diplomatic pressure on Kosovo not to try to stop the new Specialist Chambers – which will try former Kosovo guerrillas – from coming into operation. A joint German-French delegation met Kosovo officials on Wednesday to voice concern about recent failed attempts by Kosovo MPs to revoke the law […]

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Kosovo War Victims Slam MPs’ Bid to Stop Court (Balkan Insight)

By   /  10/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Survivors of the 1999 Kosovo war and rights campaigners criticised attempts by MPs in Pristina to stop the new Specialist Chambers, which will try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters. War victims’ groups and Pristina-based rights campaigners criticised recent attempts by MPs in Pristina to revoke a law which allows the new Kosovo Specialist Chambers to […]

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