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The risky initiative against the ‘Special Court’ (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  09/01/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Aidan Hehir Whatever one thinks of the Court, to disband it would have enormously grave repercussions for Kosovo’s international status. The campaign by an alliance of Kosovo’s MPs to revoke the Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office for Kosovo has caused widespread alarm both within Kosovo and internationally. While their initial attempt failed, evidence […]

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Kosovo MP Warns New War Court Against Arrests (Balkan Insight)

By   /  29/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

MP Daut Haradinaj, a former Kosovo Liberation Army fighter and brother of the prime minister, said that arrests by the new Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers would cause a major backlash. Daut Haradinaj, an Alliance for the Future of Kosovo MP who also is the brother of PM Ramush Haradinaj and fought with the Kosovo Liberation […]

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Kuburovic: Special Court new chance for justice (RTS, Tanjug)

By   /  28/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Justice Minister, Nela Kuburovic told RTS Serbia remains committed to achieving the justice for Serbian victims of the war crimes, pointing out that the Serbian victims did not find the justice before the international bodies. Kuburovic made these remarks during the visit to the Memorial Room of Kosovo victims, adding that the first indictments […]

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Schomburg: Special court, discrimination for Kosovo (DW, RTK)

By   /  30/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

RTK carries on its website an extensive interview of the former judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), in Hague, Wolfgang Schomburg. Asked about Special Court for Kosovo, Schomburg said “yes it is true that a Special Court for Kosovo is created. Please do not ask me what the meaning of […]

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British Ambassador left the room when Thaci criticized international community (Gazeta Metro)

By   /  09/10/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The Ambassador of the Great Britain to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, left the room where a debate on the Special Court was taking place, when Kosovo’s President, Hashim Thaci, criticized harshly the international community. He said the international community betrayed Kosovo, because they had promised liberalization of visas, membership at UNESCO and European Council in exchange […]

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UNMIK Headlines 28 July

By   /  28/07/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• Kosovo’s Interpol membership difficult, Russia presiding the meeting in China (Koha)
• Hoti: Minority cannot create government in democracy (RTK)
• Apostolova blames local authorities for annulment of projects in the north (Lajmi)
• “Special Court one of the reasons government will not have a long life (Klan)
• Veseli’s election can (not) fail (Koha)
• Serbs condition Haradinaj (Zeri)
• Serbia blocks agreements on Mitrovica (Zeri)

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Odalović: The evidence is there, we hope the criminals will be punished (Blic)

By   /  07/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Secretary General of the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and President of the Government’s Commission for Missing Persons Veljko Odalović believes that the new Special Court will provide answers to some questions regarding the crimes committed in Kosovo, and that perpetrators will be punished, and victims and their families will get peace and satisfaction, reports […]

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Janjic: First special court indictments expected in autumn (Klan Kosova)

By   /  05/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Dusan Janjic from the Belgrade-based Forum for Ethnic Relations said the first indictments of the specialist chambers cannot be expected before autumn and that they will involve people of influence in politics and security in Kosovo. Janjic said the approval of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence reaffirms the commitment of the international community to […]

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Drecun – Last attempt to prosecute KLA crimes (N1, B92)

By   /  05/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

B92 reported on the statement of the Chair of the Serbian Assembly Committee for Kosovo, Milovan Drecun, who said that the Special Court for KLA War Crimes is the last chance to prosecute crimes committed by KLA members. He further said that the Working Group, established by the Assembly Committee gathered all the evidences related […]

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UNMIK Headlines 24 June

By   /  24/06/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• Haradinaj: We have 61 plus confirmed votes, MPs’ smuggling out of question (Koha)
• Kosovo unprepared for situations after Special Court indictments (Koha)
• Daka: Commissioners’ abuses delay counting of votes (Koha)
• Selimi: Creation of government or new elections, in hands of LDK (RTK)
• Serbia to Kurti: You will never fulfill your dream of unification with Albania (Lajmi)

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Request for debate on Special Court returned to Assembly Presidency (Lajmi.net)

By   /  02/05/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The Assembly of Kosovo might hold during the following days a debate for amendment of the Law on the Special Chambers and the Office of the Specialized Prosecutor. The Commission for Legislation has decided to return the request of six MPs for an Assembly debate on the Special Court, to the Assembly Presidency. “ There […]

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UNMIK Headlines 26 April

By   /  26/04/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• EU rejects request of suspension of the demarcation criteria (Epoka e Re)
• Thaci: EU should not be manipulated so easily by Serbia (Kosovapress)
• “UN chief not pleased with Kosovo-Serbia dialogue” (Presheva Jone)
• KSF transformation bill to be submitted to Assembly (Zeri)
• Holding two elections, within a year, challenging for CEC (Epoka)
• Gecaj: There is no indication about breakup of PDK-LDK coalition (Koha)
• Gashi: If coalition breaks up, we will request Thaci’s resignation (Koha)
• Lekaj: Haradinaj extradition means destabilization of Kosovo, Balkans (Epoka)
• Daut Haradinaj to be sued for “ethnically clean Kosovo” statement (Kosova Sot)
• Kosovo and Serbia MPs meet in north of Kosovo (Klan Kosova)
• Border police commander’s vehicle set on fire near Leposavic (Kosovapress)
• Special Court to deliver judgment on rules of procedure and evidence (media)

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