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 latest Extraordinary CfC 3-2018 has been published with the closing date of 26 October 2018 at 17:00 hours (Brussels time).

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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
Specialist Prosecutor Jack Smith today signed a solemn declaration that he would exercise his functions independently,... Read more


10 Sep 2018
As part of its outreach programme, the KSC is working to increase awareness about its work among Kosovo youth and... Read more