The Lists of Counsel contain the names of legal practitioners who are eligible to practice before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) as a Counsel or a Co-Counsel, and can thus be assigned or appointed to suspects, accused and/ or a group of victims as per Chapter III of the Directive on Counsel.
Only Counsel from these Lists of Counsel can represent persons before the KSC.
Suspects and accused have the right to choose any Counsel from this list (based on article 21 paragraph 4. C of the Law). On the other hand, Victims groups will be represented by Counsel from this list (based on article 22 paragraph 5 of the Law).
The Defence Office manages the List of Defence Counsel. The Victims’ Participation Office manages the List of Victims’’ Counsel. Counsel who want to be admitted to either of the Lists of Counsel can do this by applying with the Defence Office or the Victims’ Participation Office. Applications can be made at any time and are not subject to a deadline.
The Application Form for the Lists of Counsel is accessible here. A Guide for Applicants to the Lists of Counsel is accessible here. Please be aware that applications will be vetted. For vetting purposes, it is required to provide a certain amount of supporting documents with an application. A list of supporting documents can be found in the Guide for Applicants. Only complete applications will be vetted.
All queries relating to the application procedure for admission to the Lists of Counsel, including applications themselves, as well as queries relating to the work of the Defence Office and the Victims’ Participation Office can be sent to the following e-mail addresses: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find our privacy notice for applicants here.
Currently, the following Counsel are admitted to the consolidated List of Counsel (click on the hyperlink below):