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EU to set up international war crimes tribunal for Serbia war
April 4, 2014
The Associated Press has discovered plans by the European Union to instate a war crimes tribunal to deal specifically with allegations focusing on offenses committed by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian rebels during the 1998 war with Serbia. During the war, the Albanian rebels were supported by NATO and are....... [more]

Serbia paramilitaries jailed for Kosovo genocide
February 11, 2014
Serbia's war crimes court sentenced nine former paramilitaries on Tuesday for their involvement in the genocide of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo in 1999. Of the 11 men on trial, only two escaped prison, with the rest receiving sentences between two and 20 years for killing as many as 120 civilians in f....... [more]

EULEX judge orders detention for war crimes suspect
January 29, 2014
An international judge from the Mitrovica Basic Court on Tuesday ordered a one-month detention for a Kosovo Serb politician, Oliver Ivanovic, who is suspected of committing war crimes and aggravated murder during the 1998-1999 Kosovo conflict. The order was in response to a request by a European Un....... [more]

Serbia ex-secret service officials arrested for 1999 killing of activist
January 14, 2014
Two former Serbian senior secret service officials were arrested Tuesday under suspicion that they planned the 1999 killing of anti-government journalist Slavko Curuvija. Police claim that former spy agency head Milan Radonjic and operations chief Ratko Romic were involved in the shooting death of t....... [more]

EULEX Kosovo prosecutor indicts 15 people for war crimes
November 8, 2013
A European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) prosecutor in the Kosovo Special Prosecution Office filed an indictment against 15 defendants on Friday in the EULEX Mitrovica Basic Court. The individuals are accused of war crimes against civilians that occurred at a Kosovo Liberation Army (K....... [more]

Kosovo holds first local elections since secession from Serbia
November 3, 2013
Kosovo on Sunday held its first elections for mayors and local councilors since the country's secession from Serbia. The elections, facilitated by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), are mandated by the countries' 19 April Agreement, which requires active Serb particip....... [more]

UN rights expert urges durable solution for persons displaced by Kosovo conflict
October 24, 2013
UN Special Raporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) Chaloka Beyani urged the government of Serbia and authorities in Kosovo on Tuesday to cooperate and discharge their primary responsibility for applying lasting solutions for IDPs in Serbia and Kosovo. "The time is now co....... [more]

Kosovo politician again acquitted of war crimes charges
September 18, 2013
The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) on Tuesday acquitted Fatmir Limaj, a close ally of Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, of war crimes charges. Limaj was accused of killing and torturing Serbian prisoners at a Kosovo Liberation Army-run detention camp. The case was marked by the su....... [more]

Syria: The Purgatory of the 'Arab Spring'
September 13, 2013
JURIST Guest Columnist Enver Hasani of the University of Prishtina in Kosovo, argues that regime change in Syria will represent a profound geopolitical shift...In the past two years we have grown accustomed to the violence in Syria. However, the latest reaction of the Western world towards the massi....... [more]

UN failed to investigate Kosovo war crimes: AI
August 27, 2013
The UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) failed to adequately investigate missing person reports in the aftermath of the 1998-99 Kosovo war with Serbia, Amnesty International (AI) reported Tuesday. According to AI, a 1999 UN resolution charged the UNMIK with protecting and promoting human rights in Kosovo....... [more]

Former Kosovan Prime Minster was arrested
June 23, 2013
On June 23, 2009, former Kosovo Prime Minister Agim Ceku was arrested in Bulgaria for alleged war crimes against the Kosovan non-Albanian population. Ceku was the military commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the Kosovo War and was charged with genocide in relation to 669 Serbs and 1....... [more]




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