April 18, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci on Thursday called on the nation's parliament to vote on creating a European Union-backed tribunal to investigate allegations of harvesting organs from dead Serbs during the 1990s Balkans war. In a press release, Thaci stated, "although the issue is completely ...[read more]
March 24, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Ramzi Kassem of the CUNY School of Law argues that a notice of warrantless wiretapping could lead to the reopening of criminal cases ...Late February brought some downright fascinating developments in the Agron Hasbajrami case. Hasbajrami had pleaded guilty in April 2012 ...[read more]
April 18, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On April 18, 1946, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) convened for the first time at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, pursuant to the statute commissioning its existence. This coincided with the formal dissolution of the Permanent Court of International Justice and the League of ...[read more]
October 5, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
Head of the European Union Rule of Law Mission to Kosovo (EULEX), Xavier de Marnhac, announced on Wednesday that an EU prosecutor will visit Albania to investigate allegations of an organ trafficking scheme that took place in the country during the 1998-1999 Kosovo War. The allegations stem from ...[read more]
January 26, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) demanded Tuesday that Albania and Kosovo investigate and prosecute alleged incidents of organ trafficking, inhuman treatment and other crimes by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo. In a report, compiled by... ...[read more]
July 8, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On July 8, 1997, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) invited the former communist nations of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to join the alliance. This was the first invitation of former communist nations to join NATO since the end of the Cold War. The three countries would later ...[read more]
May 14, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
On May 14, 1955, seven communist countries in Eastern Europe (Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the USSR) signed the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance (Warsaw Pact), a mutual defense accord created to counter NATO in the West. East Germany ...[read more]
February 24, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
Four Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to Albania and Spain, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday. Three detainees, Tunisia native Aleh Bin Hadi Asasi, Egypt native Sharif Fati Ali al Mishad, and Libya native Abdul Rauf Omar Mohammad Abu al Qusin, were transferred to ...[read more]
December 3, 2009
by Christian Ehret
Albania is willing to accept additional Guantanamo Bay detainees, Prime Minister Sali Berisha told reporters on Wednesday, calling closure of the prison a human rights issue. Berisha said that he will not accept Chinese Uighurs due to concerns for preserving positive relations with China... ...[read more]
July 8, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On July 8, 1997, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) invited the former communist nations of Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to join the alliance. This was the first invitation of former communist nations to join NATO since the end of the Cold War. The three countries would later ...[read more]

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