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Ernesa Shala is a JURIST staff correspondent in Kosovo and a recent graduate of the University of Pristina Faculty of Law. She files this dispatch from Pristina.  Montenegro businessman Dushko Knezhević was extradited from Great Britain to Montenegro at the end of May and has been remanded in custody. The Montenegrin Special Prosecutor’s Office filed [...]

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Editors’ note: Amid surging violence between Hamas and Israeli forces, JURIST is seeking perspectives from around the world. Neither this nor other commentaries in this series constitute JURIST editorial policy, nor do they necessarily reflect the opinions of the editorial team. The 21st century is marked by globalization and Americanization, with transnational law under US [...]

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On October 7th, 2023, the State of Israel was brutally attacked by the terrorist organization known as Hamas, instigating an all-out war. In the early morning of October 7th, Hamas terrorist fighters made their way into Israel from the Gaza Strip, invading and occupying Israeli towns, cities, and military bases. This surprise attack in Israel [...]

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The Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC), a court established in 2017 as a means of trying war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo from 1998-2000, announced Monday that Albanian authorities have arrested Dritan Goxhaj for impeding the administration of justice. Goxhaj previously served as a Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) fighter. Albanian authorities arrested Goxhaj under [...]

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The Ohrid Agreement, officially known as the Agreement on the Path to Normalization between Kosovo and Serbia, was verbally accepted by the Serbian President and Kosovar Prime Minister in March 2023, symbolizing the most significant advance in negotiations between the two nations in years. A report by the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (The Kosovar [...]

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Economist and foreign policy expert Jeffrey Sachs, a best selling author and director of Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Development, has long argued that Russia’s hostility toward Ukraine was provoked by the U.S. vis-à-vis pushes for NATO expansion, military interventions, and other forms of meddling. In an interview with JURIST Assistant Editor Pitasanna Shanmugathas, Sachs [...]

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The UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) on Wednesday expanded the convictions and increased the sentences of two individuals who helped to murder and deport non-Serbs during the Balkan wars. The two, Jovica Stanišić and Franko Simatović, are former Serbian security officials. The IRMCT’s Appeals Chamber dismissed the men’s appeals of their convictions [...]

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Clashes in Kosovo with Serb protesters resulted Tuesday in the injury of 30 NATO-led peacekeepers. Shortly after the incident, NATO announced it would deploy additional forces to the region. This has all occurred amid rising tensions over the appointment of Albanian mayors in the country’s northern region. NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR) confirmed the number of injuries [...]

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Law students from the European Union are reporting for JURIST on law-related events in and affecting the European Union and its member states. Ciara Dinneny is JURIST’s Chief European Correspondent and a trainee with the Law Society of Ireland. She files this dispatch from Dublin. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti [...]

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