kosovo-govt-stays-silent-over-eu-calls-on-monastery-land-04-21-2017
21 Apr 17 Kosovo Ignores Call to Enforce Monastery’s Land Claim

Authorities in Pristina have remained silent after the EU called for enforcement of a court ruling that upheld a Serbian Orthodox monastery’s claim to disputed land, angering some Kosovo Albanians.

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kosovo-mp-haradinaj-faces-ethnic-hatred-lawsuit-04-20-2017
21 Apr 17 Kosovo MP Haradinaj Faces Ethnic Hatred Lawsuit

A Kosovo NGO said it will file a criminal complaint against MP Daut Haradinaj for threatening that Serbs could be expelled from Kosovo if his brother, ex-PM Ramush Haradinaj, is extradited to Belgrade.

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kosovo-indicts-ex-policeman-for-1999-war-crimes-04-20-2017
20 Apr 17 Kosovo Indicts Ex-Policeman for 1999 War Crimes

Kosovo’s Special Prosecution charged a former police reservist with committing war crimes against civilians in Vushtrri/Vucitrn and Mitrovica, including “brutal” killings, intimidation and theft.

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un-balks-at-justice-for-kosovo-lead-poisoning-victims-04-19-2017
19 Apr 17 UN Balks at Justice for Kosovo Lead-Poisoning Victims

The United Nations is ignoring own advice to give a clear apology for a tragedy that was its fault, seriously undermining the ability to press governments on human rights violations.

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un-calls-kosovo-to-investigate-haradinaj-ethnic-cleansing-threat--04-11-2017
11 Apr 17 UN Urges Kosovo to Probe ‘Ethnic Cleansing Threat’

After MP Daut Haradinaj threatened war and said Serbs could be removed from Kosovo if his ex-PM brother is extradited to Belgrade, the UN’s Kosovo mission urged the authorities to launch an investigation.

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council-of-europe-kosovo-war-victims-denied-justice--04-10-2017
10 Apr 17 Council of Europe: Kosovo War Victims ‘Denied Justice’

The weakness of Kosovo’s witness protection system means that some war crimes perpetrators are not being sanctioned and victims are being denied justice, the Council of Europe’s rights commissioner warned.

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kosovo-s-genocide-lawsuit-plan-criticised-as-impractical-04-07-2017
07 Apr 17 Kosovo’s Genocide Lawsuit Plan Criticised as Impractical

An announcement by President Hashim Thaci that Kosovo is preparing to file a lawsuit against Serbia claiming it committed genocide has been met with scepticism by experts.

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france-postpones-again-the-decision-on-kosovo-former-pm-extradition-04-06-2017
06 Apr 17 France Delays Decision Again on Kosovo Ex-PM’s Extradition

A French court postponed for the third time its decision on whether to extradite former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj to Serbia, where he is wanted on war crimes charges.

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kosovo-condemns-attack-on-serb-post-war-returnees-04-03-2017
03 Apr 17 Kosovo Condemns Attack on Serb Returnees’ House

Officials condemned an arson attack on a Serb returnee family’s house and criticised an anti-returnee protest, saying they made it harder for conflict-displaced Serbs to go back to live in Kosovo.

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kosovo-scores-decrease-in-the-number-of-war-crimes-trials-03-30-2017
30 Mar 17 Kosovo ‘Holding Fewer War Crime Trials Than Ever’

Kosovo in 2016 held the fewest war crime trials since 2000, meaning that criminals are evading prosecution and the chance of justice for victims is fading, warned the Humanitarian Law Centre Kosovo.

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kosovo-special-war-crimes-court-adopts-key-documents-03-28-2017
28 Mar 17 Kosovo Special War Crimes Court Adopts Rulebook

The Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers, set up to try former Kosovo Liberation Army members for wartime and post-war crimes, could now be judicially operational in May.

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kosovo-village-commemorates-241-killed-in-1999-03-27-2017
27 Mar 17 Kosovo Village Commemorates 241 Killed in 1999

Residents of Krusha e Madhe/Velika Krusa commemorated the deaths of 241 people killed in March 1999 by Serbian forces and called for Belgrade to be pressurised to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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kosovo-witnesses-claimed-to-be-expelled-from-home-03-24-2017
25 Mar 17 Kosovo Witnesses Recall Expulsions by Serbian Forces

Two survivors of a massacre by Serbian forces in the Kosovo village of Cuska in May 1999 told a Belgrade court how they were forcibly evicted from their homes.

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prosecution-proposes-new-witnesses-on-ivanovic-retrial-03-24-2017
24 Mar 17 Kosovo Serb Leader Asserts Innocence as Retrial Begins

The retrial of Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic began with the defendant again insisting he is not guilty of ordering the killings of nine ethnic Albanians in 1999.

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serbia-marks-18th-anniversary-of-nato-bombing-03-24-2017
24 Mar 17 Serbia Mourns 1999 Bombing Victims; Kosovo Thanks NATO

Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of NATO bombing of Yugoslavia with a ceremony in Grdelica, where a passenger train was hit - but Kosovo officials gave thanks for the Western military intervention.

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