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Kosovo’s New War Crimes Strategy Faces Political Obstacles (Balkan Insight)

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Special Prosecutor Drita Hajdari has recently moved office, but most of the files on war crimes which were handed over to the Kosovo authorities by international prosecutors last year are already on her shelf.

There is a huge backlog of unfinished cases waiting their turn to be dealt with, and last month the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council adopted a National War Crimes Strategy in an attempt tAo boost progress.

The new strategy seeks to prioritise the prosecution of war crimes after years in which these processes were run in Kosovo by internationals, and successful cases were few. The UN’s Kosovo mission UNMIK and then the EU’s rule-of-law mission EULEX conducted only a dozen war crimes trials, which were also criticised for being unnecessarily protracted.

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