A former head judge for the EU rule-of-law mission in Kosovo, Malcolm Simmons, told Kosovo MPs that the mission failed to deliver justice by prioritising the trials of prominent wartime figures for political reasons.
As the European Union rule of law mission in Kosovo ends on its 10th year, EULEX’s failures to fight corruption, organized crime and prosecute war crimes linger.
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci sent a correspondence to the European Union, affirming the end of the mandate of EU’s rule of law mission in Kosovo.
A major organized crime case involving former MP and politician Azem Syla will be transferred to local Kosovo judges.
A little-known British lawyer rose to become one of Kosovo’s most powerful judges despite lacking the credentials to serve as an international judge and following controversies stemming from his previous posts in the Western Balkans.