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ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE IN KOSOVO – LESSONS LEARNT
ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE IN KOSOVO – LESSONS LEARNT

Author(s): Gamurari Loredana
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Historical Geography, International Law, Law and Transitional Justice, Military history, Security and defense, Developing nations, Penal Policy, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Editura Universitatii LUCIAN BLAGA din Sibiu
Keywords: Transitional justice; criminal prosecution; war crimes; Kosovo; Specialist Chambers

Summary/Abstract: Since 1999, the accountability for human rights violations committed in Kosovo during and after the war was addressed by ICTY, UNMIK and EULEX. However, a whole set of crimes committed in the aftermath of the war were not properly addressed. The research aims to understand whether international judicial mechanisms intervening in Kosovo until today, successfully planted the seeds for the blooming of post-conflict justice. The paper adopts a qualitative approach, including analyses of cases, reports and interviews. The findings show that both international and local actors in many cases could not ensure justice for war crimes committed in the country, which brought to the conceiving of the Specialist Chambers, an extraterritorial court with no local personnel, but under Kosovo national legislation. The paper focuses on previous experiences to understand if the lessons have been learnt, showing the challenges that the new Specialist Chambers will have to overcome to bring justice.

  • Issue Year: XII/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 79-109
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: English