War crimes trial of ex-Kosovo PM to start January 2007

War crimes trial of ex-Kosovo PM to start January 2007

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website; JURIST news archive] announced Tuesday that the trial of former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] will begin in January 2007. The tribunal also said it expected the trial to take at least a year, and probably some 18 months. Haradinaj resigned [JURIST report] after being indicted [text] on charges of crimes against humanity and violations of the laws of war and pleaded not guilty [JURIST report] to all 37 counts of war crimes. He is currently back in Kosovo following his provisional release [JURIST report] pending trial under strict supervision by UN authorities. Ireland On-Line has more.