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.

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Call for Contributions (CfC)

Our latest Extraordinary CfC has been published with the closing date of 15 September 2017 at 17:00 hours (Brussels time).

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23 Jun 2017
On Wednesday 28 June, at 12:00 hours, the Presiding Judge of the Specialist Chamber of the Constitutional Court of the... Read more

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31 May 2017
Today the President of the Specialist Chambers, Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova, referred the Rules of Procedure and... Read more

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04 May 2017
Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova today addressed the media in The Hague, at her first press conference since she assumed... Read more