April 24, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Lawmakers in Kosovo on Wednesday voted 89-22 to create an EU-backed court that will investigate crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during the 1998 war with Serbia. The move follows international pressure for Kosovo to open a state investigation into civilian killings committed by the ...[read more]
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]
April 4, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
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 ...[read more]
February 11, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
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 ...[read more]
January 29, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
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 ...[read more]
November 8, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
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 ( ...[read more]
September 18, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
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 ...[read more]
August 27, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
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 ...[read more]
June 23, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
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 ...[read more]
May 24, 2013
by G. Redd
The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) and the Kosovo Police Special Operations Unit ROSU arrested five people Thursday on suspicion of war crimes in the 1998-1999 conflict. Although the names of the accused were not released, the lawyer for Sami Lushtaku announced that his ...[read more]

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