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 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 to the organisation are available via About the SC and SPO.

Employment

Call for Contributions (CfC)

The closing date of our latest CfCs (including internship) were 6 and 20 January 2017. Related recruitment and selections are currently ongoing. Please visit our site regularly for future opportunities.

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07 Feb 2017
On 7 February 2017, nineteen Judges were appointed to the Roster of International Judges of the Specialist Chambers by... Read more

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14 Dec 2016
On 14 December 2016 Dr Ekaterina Trendafilova was appointed the first President of the Specialist Chambers. After... Read more

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30 Nov 2016
The Kosovo Specialist Chambers welcome the Kingdom of Netherland’s ratification of the Host State Agreement (HSA... Read more