Kosovo Specialist Chambers & Specialist Prosecutor's Office

The Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office are part of the judicial system of Kosovo. The Chambers are attached to each level of the Kosovo court system. They were established by a Constitutional Amendment and a Law adopted by the Kosovo Assembly to conduct trials for allegations stemming from the 2011 Council of Europe report, which alleges serious violations of international law.

They are of temporary nature with a specific mandate and jurisdiction, namely over certain crimes against humanity, war crimes and other crimes under Kosovo law which allegedly occurred between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2000. The Law allows for the relocation of the proceedings outside Kosovo. The Specialist Chambers have a seat in The Hague, the Netherlands, and are to be staffed with international judges, prosecutors and staff. More details on the background of the organisation are available via About the SC and SPO.


Call for Contributions (CfC)

The closing date of our latest Call for Contributions (3-2018 Extraordinary CfC) was 5 November 2018. Related recruitment and selections are currently ongoing. Please visit our site regularly for future opportunities.

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05 Oct 2018
Today the Kosovo Ombudsperson Hilmi Jashari hosted at his office in Pristina a courtesy visit of the Ombudsperson of... Read more


26 Sep 2018
Judge Kai Ambos, Judge on the Roster of international Judges of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, was awarded the Order... Read more


11 Sep 2018
With regard to today’s solemn declaration of Mr Jack Smith and his taking of office as Specialist Prosecutor, the... Read more