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Thursday 6 October, 2022 14:30

KSC Weekly Press Briefing on 6 October 2022: transcript

Here is the transcript of today's KSC Weekly Press Briefing. 


KSC Spokesperson Michael Doyle

the archive of all previous press briefings is available on this page and the video files can be found on our youtube channel 

Wednesday 5 October, 2022 16:00

KSC Weekly Press Briefing on 6 October

Another KSC weekly press briefing will take place on Thursday, 6 October at 14:30. During this briefing, the KSC Spokespersons will provide a short update on the latest developments in the judicial proceedings before the KSC, as well as on other public activities of the Court. Journalists will have the opportunity to ask questions. Pre-registration is required to attend each briefing. To pre-register, please send an email with name and affiliation to [email protected]. Deadline for pre-registration is every Thursday at 12:00. The Zoom details will be shared following pre-registration. Recordings of the update provided during the Weekly Press Briefings will be made available on the KSC YouTube Channel.

Monday 3 October, 2022 09:00

Shala: Trial preparation conference from 18-20 October

The Trial Panel in the Shala case decided to convene a trial preparation conference, in public session, from 18 until 20 October 2022 in the presence of the SPO, the Defence, Victims’ Counsel and the Registry (Witness Protection and Support Office-WPSO) with 21 October as a reserve day. The Panel also decided to convene additional trial preparation conference on the same dates, which will be held ex-parte and in closed session, as soon as the public sessions are completed. This additional trial preparation conference will be held in the presence of the SPO, WPSO and a representative of the Registry. More details in the actual decision and the exact sitting times can be seen in our Calendar.

Friday 30 September, 2022 19:15

SPO submits the amended indictment in the Thaci et al. case

Pursuant to Pre-Trial Judge’s decisions on 22 July 2022 and 29 September 2022, Specialist Prosecutor’s Office today, 30 September, submitted the confirmed amended indictment in the case against Thaci, Veseli, Krasniqi and Selimi. The public redacted version of the latest indictment is available here. More information about this case, including the indictment history is available on the case page.  

Friday 30 September, 2022 10:00

Thaci et al. case: new indictment to be filed today

The Pre-Trial Judge in the Thaci et al. case yesterday, 29 September, granted the request of the Specialist Prosecutor to withdraw the allegations of crimes in Ferizaj/Uroševac municipality from the indictment. Recalling that the SPO was previously ordered to further amend the current indictment by 30 September 2022, the Pre-Trial Judge, in the interest of efficiency, ordered the SPO to reflect this withdrawal of charges in the further amended indictment, which is still to be filed until the same deadline (Friday, 30 September 2022). Here is the full decision.

Wednesday 28 September, 2022 16:00

KSC Weekly Press Briefing on 29 September

Another KSC weekly press briefing will take place on Thursday, 29 September at 14:30. During this briefing, the KSC Spokespersons will provide a short update on the latest developments in the judicial proceedings before the KSC, as well as on other public activities of the Court. Journalists will have the opportunity to ask questions. Pre-registration is required to attend each briefing. To pre-register, please send an email with name and affiliation to [email protected]. Deadline for pre-registration is every Thursday at 12:00. The Zoom details will be shared following pre-registration. Recordings of the update provided during the Weekly Press Briefings will be made available on the KSC YouTube Channel.

Wednesday 21 September, 2022 16:00

KSC Weekly Press Briefing on 22 September

Another KSC weekly press briefing will take place on Thursday, 22 September at 14:30. During this briefing, the KSC Spokespersons will provide a short update on the latest developments in the judicial proceedings before the KSC, as well as on other public activities of the Court. Journalists will have the opportunity to ask questions. Pre-registration is required to attend each briefing. To pre-register, please send an email with name and affiliation to [email protected]. Deadline for pre-registration is every Thursday at 12:00. The Zoom details will be shared following pre-registration. Recordings of the update provided during the Weekly Press Briefings will be made available on the KSC YouTube Channel.

Tuesday 20 September, 2022 11:00

Six new victims admitted to the proceedings in the Shala case

On 19 September 2022, Pre-Trial Judge Guillou issued a third decision on victims' participation in the case against Pjetër Shala. Six new applicants were admitted to the proceedings as participating victims and they will be included in the existing group of victims (Group 1 with two persons previously admitted) and shall be represented by the same Victims' Counsel.

Friday 16 September, 2022 15:30

Appeals Panel grants Gucati custodial visit to Kosovo

Due to compelling humanitarian grounds, the Appeals Panel has instructed the Registry to manage a custodial visit to Kosovo for Hysni Gucati to meet immediate family. Hysni Gucati remains in detention and in the custody of the Specialist Chambers. EULEX and the Kosovo Police are supporting the Kosovo Specialist Chambers.

Friday 16 September, 2022 10:00

President constitutes Trial Panel in the Shala case

Following the notification of the Pre-Trial Judge on 15 September 2022 that the Shala case file will be ready for transmission to a Trial Panel on 21 September 2022, the KSC President assigned the case to Trial Panel I, consisting of Judges Roland Dekkers, Mappie Veldt-Foglia, Gilbert Bitti and Vladimir Mikula (reserve judge).