Kosovo

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17 March 2008 by Victor Peskin

The long-running diplomatic battle over Kosovo's future has had a contentious parallel in a courtroom battle over Kosovo's bloody past at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). A judgment in the trial of the former Prime Minister of Kosovo and former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander Ramush Haradinaj is expected soon in The Hague. It may bring new lessons on the relationship between international tribunals and international organizations that would appear to be their natural allies.

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07 December 2011 by Radosa Milutinovic

The primary purpose of the retrial of Ramush Haradinaj, as proclaimed by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in its appeal judgement in July, should have been to hear testimonies of two "key" witnesses who proved unwilling to testify in the original trial in 2007. Almost four months into the retrial which started in mid-August, its stated aim has not yet been achieved. 

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15 April 2014 by IJT

The European Union (EU) is seeking to create a new specialised court operating outside Kosovo but under Kosovo jurisdiction, to investigate allegations of war crimes committed during the war in 1998-99. The deal has yet to be approved by Kosovo's parliament, where some voices strongly oppose the idea. 

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23 July 2014 by Stephanie van den Berg, Pristina (Kosovo)

Kosovo is gearing up to set up a new special tribunal to deal with allegations of war crimes committed by leading members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). This week special prosecutor Clint Williamson was in Pristina where he discussed the practicalities of setting up the court with the government in preparation for the imminent publication of his findings. 

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23 July 2014 by Stephanie van den Berg, Pristina (Kosovo)

Officially Kosovo is volunteering to establish of a special court to deal with alleged war crimes by Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) members. But behind closed doors Pristina officials are fuming that they have been strong-armed by the international community.

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10 September 2014 by Stephanie van den Berg, Belgrade (Serbia)

A special investigative taskforce has found evidence that top Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) officials carried out a campaign of persecution against Serbs and others during and straight after Kosovo’s 1998-1999 conflict with Serbia. But with no court yet in place, the filing of indictments will have to wait.

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05 November 2014 by Una Hajdari, Pristina (Kosovo)

Kosovo was rocked last week by accusations in the country’s leading daily, Koha Ditore, that top officials from the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), which prosecutes corruption and war crimes cases, took bribes to release two defendants.  

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17 December 2014 by Una Hajdari, Pristina (Kosovo)

Plans to form a special court for prosecuting crimes allegedly committed by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) gained ground last week with the election of a new prosecutor and Pristina’s announcement of a new government.

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17 December 2014

Links to articles and PDF of IJT 172.

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15 April 2014

Links to articles and PDF of issue 157.

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