Kosovo Specialist Chambers & Specialist Prosecutor's Office
The Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office were established pursuant to an international agreement ratified by the Kosovo Assembly, a Constitutional Amendment and the Law on Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office.
They are of temporary nature with a specific mandate and jurisdiction over crimes against humanity, war crimes and other crimes under Kosovo law, which were commenced or committed in Kosovo between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2000 by or against citizens of Kosovo or the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
The Kosovo Specialist Chambers and the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office have a seat in The Hague, the Netherlands. Their staff is international, as are the Judges, the Specialist Prosecutor and the Registrar.
The Ombudsperson acts independently to monitor, defend and protect the fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in Chapter II of the Constitution of Kosovo of persons interacting with the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO).
The Lists of Counsel contains the names of legal practitioners who are eligible to practice before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) as a Counsel or a Co-Counsel, and can thus be assigned or appointed to suspects, accused and/ or a group of victims as per Chapter III of the Directive on Counsel.
All Tender Procedures, Requests for Expression of Interest and Requests for Information published here are open to public tendering. Participation in tender procedures is open to all natural and legal persons without limitation. No rule (of limitation) of origin applies for any goods purchased.
The Kosovo Specialist Chambers offers visitors and journalists the possibility to attend public hearings from the gallery of the courtroom. Accredited journalists may also use the media room to work during breaks or closed sessions. Upon request, the KSC organises group visits to the KSC premises for students or other groups to learn more about the KSC mandate and proceedings.