Mes: agosto 2015

A New War Crimes Court is Born, but Who is Responsible in Kosovo?

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Highly recommended blog post about Kosovo war crimes.

Justice in Conflict

Aidan Hehir joins JiC for this critical examination of Kosovo’s war crimes tribunal and the need to pursue accountability for all parties directly and indirectly responsible for mass atrocities in the country. Aidan is a Reader in International Relations at the University of Westminster.

U.S. soldiers provide security as members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Forensics Team investigate a grave site in a village in Kosovo in 1999.  (Photo: Sgt. Craig J. Shell, U.S. Marine Corps) U.S. soldiers provide security as members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Forensics Team investigate a grave site in a village in Kosovo in 1999. (Photo: Sgt. Craig J. Shell, U.S. Marine Corps)

On 3 August, the Kosovo parliament voted to alter Kosovo’s constitution to enable the establishment of a Special Court. The court will investigate evidence uncovered by the European Union Special Investigative Task Force of forced detention, torture, murder and, perhaps most shockingly, organ-harvesting allegedly committed by former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) from 1 January 1998 to 31 December 2000.

Kosovo’s war crimes court will deal with important and perhaps…

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