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 for the latest CfC 2-2018 - Internship has been extended to 31 August 2018 at 17:00 hrs (Brussels time).

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08 Jun 2018
On 7 and 8 June 2018, the Kosovo Specialist Chambers welcomed 15 NGOs from Kosovo and Serbia in its premises, as... Read more


06 Jun 2018
The Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office continues to build its staff capacity. In this regard... Read more


18 May 2018
Mr Pietro Spera, a national of Italy, has been appointed as Ombudsperson for the Specialist Chambers and the Specialist... Read more