31 Jul 15 Kosovo Sets Date for War Crimes Court Vote

Parliament will hold a repeat vote on Monday on whether to set up a new war crimes court to try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters, with the government apparently confident it will pass this time.

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31 Jul 15 Serbia’s Plan for Refugees ‘Likely to Fail’

The new Serbian national strategy on refugees and displaced people will not help them resolve their problems, a refugee association warned.

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30 Jul 15 Serbia Taken to Euro Court Over Roma Evictions

The European Court of Human Rights is hearing a case against Serbia brought by campaigners seeking to stop forced evictions of Roma families who fled the Kosovo war in 1999.

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30 Jul 15 Kosovo Govt Prepares New War Crimes Court Vote

The government will call another vote on setting up a special war crimes court to try former Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas, indicating it now has enough support to get it approved.

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28 Jul 15 Kosovo’s Drenica Group Appeal War Crimes Convictions

Former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army’s Drenica Group cell said they will appeal against their convictions for crimes against civilians during the 1998-99 conflict.

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27 Jul 15 Serbia Vows to Stop Kosovo Joining UNESCO

Belgrade said it will fight Pristina’s bid to join UN cultural body UNESCO, arguing that Kosovo is not a state and cannot protect Serbian religious monuments and heritage there.

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24 Jul 15 EU Kosovo Mission Ex-Prosecutor Alleges ‘Intimidation’

A former EU rule-of-law mission in Kosovo prosecutor who made claims of corruption said she has been threatened with criminal prosecution if she speaks publicly about her case against her ex-employers.

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23 Jul 15 Kosovo Parliament Demands Probe of EU Law Mission

The Kosovo parliament passed a resolution asking for an investigation into alleged corruption inside the EU’s rule-of-law mission in Kosovo, EULEX.

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23 Jul 15 BIRN Documentary Screened for US Students

BIRN organised a special screening of ‘The Unidentified’, which investigates the commanders responsible for deadly attacks on Kosovo villages in 1999, for a group of students from Duke University.


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23 Jul 15 Post-War Murders of 14 Kosovo Serbs Commemorated

A Serbian official strongly criticised the Pristina authorities for failing to investigate the murders of 14 Serb civilians in a Kosovo village just after the war ended in 1999.

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22 Jul 15 Kosovo’s Thaci Fails to Rally MPs Behind War Court

Democratic Party of Kosovo leader Hashim Thaci failed to convince MPs from his party who voted against establishing a new special court to try former KLA guerrillas to change their minds.

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21 Jul 15 Britain Increases Pressure for Kosovo War Court

Senior British diplomat Baroness Joyce Anelay said Pristina must keep its promise and set up a new special court to try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters for alleged war crimes.

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21 Jul 15 Kosovo Serbs Oppose Honour for Rights Activist

Serb politicians in Kosovo’s ethnically-mixed Klina municipality are opposing the naming of a street after Belgrade-based human rights activist Natasa Kandic, saying she does not represent them.

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17 Jul 15 Incidents Scare Serb Villagers in Western Kosovo

A succession of violent incidents in the past week in the Peja region has left local Serbs feeling unsettled about their future prospects.

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16 Jul 15 Witness in Ivanovic Trial Negotiated with KFOR

A witness in the trial of Oliver Ivanovic told a Mitrovica court he took part in the negotiations between the accused and NATO over transporting several Kosovo Albanian families from their homes during the unrest in Mitrovica in February 2000.

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