A parliamentary commission approved a draft resolution accusing Serbia of committing genocide against ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, although experts questioned whether it has any practical purpose.
The draft resolution, which BIRN has seen, focuses on accusing Serbia of committing genocide against Kosovo Albanians, alleging that Serbian forces were responsible for over 270 massacres during the war. The resolution also notes that 1,600 persons are still missing from the conflict.
It says that the Kosovo Assembly should propose to make January 15 a Day of Commemoration of Genocide against Albanians in Kosovo, and asks the state of Serbia to recognize that it committed genocide and crimes against humanity.
The resolution also asks the Kosovo government for a law to penalize the justification, minimization or denial of genocide in Kosovo.