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 CfC was on 8 December 2017. Related recruitment and selections are currently ongoing. Please visit our site regularly for future opportunities.

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07 May 2018
Jack Smith, a US prosecutor with experience in both high-level political investigations and international criminal... Read more


26 Apr 2018
Today, representatives of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers spoke at a lecture for law students at Prizren University,... Read more


25 Apr 2018
Today, a group from the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, which included the Heads of the Public Information and... Read more