Attempts To Repeal Law On Kosovo Chambers a Grave Concern, Special Representative Tells Security Council Amid Calls For Continued High-Level Dialogue

The establishment of the Specialist Chambers in Kosovo had been a major achievement, and recent attempts to abrogate the 2015 law supporting its work were cause for grave concern, the senior United Nations official in the Balkans told the S...Read More

Secretary‑General’s Special Representative Hails Kosovo Local Election Turnout While Citing Intimidation, In Briefing To Security Council

Kosovo’s peaceful and orderly municipal elections on 19 October had seen a significant increase in participation by ethnic Serbs in areas where they formed the majority, the Secretary‑General’s Special Representative and Head of the United ...Read More

Populist International Law? The Suspended Independence and the Normative Value of the Referendum on Catalonia

In his speech before the Catalan regional parliament on 10 October 2017, the Catalan President Carles Puigdemont suspended a declaration of independence but stated that the referendum of 1st October gave the Catalans a mandate for creating ...Read More

The Kosovo Specialist Chambers’ Rules of Procedure and Evidence

The Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) and the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) are the latest addition to a multi-layered and broad spectrum of international institutions dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of international cr...Read More

Security Council Welcomes ‘Free And Fair’ Kosovo Polls As Special Representative Urges Immediate Formation Of New Government

Welcoming Kosovo’s recent free and fair elections, the head of the United Nations mission there stressed today the need to form a new government without delay, resume dialogue with Serbia, and quell the rise in inflammatory nationalist rhet...Read More

Press conference by the OHCHR and the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)

[Continuing the search for people missing in the Kosovo conflict Zahir Tanin – H…