The 2023 annual report of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) together with the annual report of the Specialist Prosecutors’ Office (SPO) is now available on the KSC website in the three official languages of the court: AlbanianSerbian and English. The report provides detailed information about the activities of the KSC and the SPO over the course of 2023, as well as information about the functions and activities of the independent Ombudsperson for the KSC and SPO.

Over the course of 2023, a wide range of important milestones were reached, including the issuance of the first two appeal judgements, one involving war crimes and the other involving offences against the administration of justice. In addition, the first two decisions on the commutation, modification or alteration of sentences were made. The judicial activities further intensified with two trial proceedings commencing during the year. In one of these trials, the evidentiary phase had almost concluded by the end of 2023. In addition, four individuals were arrested in Kosovo and transferred to the KSC’s detention facilities in the Hague.

KSC President Ekaterina Trendafilova travelled to Kosovo in November 2023 to meet with civil society and media representatives as part of the KSC Outreach Programme. The KSC outreach team travels to Kosovo approximately once a month to meet with different audiences, provide information about the mandate and ongoing proceedings of the Court, and answer people’s questions. Switzerland has generously supported the KSC Outreach Programme since 2018 and in 2023 decided to extend its support for another two years.

During the course of 2023 the KSC launched its presence on the Instagram and “X” social media platforms in the three official languages of the court. Important updates on court proceedings are available through the KSC website and social media channels, and all public hearings can be viewed through the streaming function on the website in Albanian, Serbian and English.

More information about the activities of the KSC and the SPO in 2023 can be found in the 2023 Report.

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