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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22 Mar 2018
In a wide-ranging final public talk as Specialist Prosecutor, David Schwendiman discussed the origins of the Specialist... Read more


21 Mar 2018
On 21 March, the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) in cooperation with the Humanitarian Law Centre (HLC) Kosovo invited... Read more


16 Mar 2018
On 15 and 16 March 2018, the Judges of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers convened in The Hague on the occasion of the... Read more