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Friday, 8 January, 2021 - 15:45

Judge Guillou enters a non-guilty plea on Haradinaj’s behalf

At the further appearance before Pre-Trial Judge Guillou today, Nasim Haradinaj failed to enter a plea. Accordingly, pursuant to Rule 92(2)(f) of the Rules, the Pre-Trial Judge entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf. Since his co-accused Gucati already pleaded not guilty on 18 December 2020, the Pre-Trial Judge will proceed with the preparation of the case against Gucati&Haradinaj for trial as per Rule 95 of the KSC Rules of Procedure and Evidence. The status conference in this case is ongoing and the live stream can be viewed online.

Friday, 8 January, 2021 - 12:15

Further appearance/Status Conference today to be broadcast with delay

The streaming of the plea hearing/Status Conference in Gucati&Haradinaj case, scheduled for 15:00 today, will be broadcast with a delay of 45 minutes. Click here to watch the live stream in English.

Friday, 18 December, 2020 - 18:15

Further appearance of Haradinaj scheduled for 8 January 2021

As announced in our Court Calendar, the further appearance of Nasim Haradinaj is scheduled for 8 January 2021 at 15:00. During the first part of the hearing, Haradinaj will be asked to admit guilt or plead not guilty on the charges brought against him in the confirmed Indictment, pursuant to Rule 92(2)(c) of the Rules. If the accused declines to do so, the Pre-Trial Judge will enter a plea of not guilty on his behalf, pursuant to Rule 92(2)(f) of the Rules.The second part of the hearing will serve as the first status conference in this case. Here is the link to the scheduling order.

Friday, 18 December, 2020 - 14:30

Gucati pleads not guilty

At his initial appearance before Pre-Trial Judge Guillou today, Hysni Gucati pleaded not guilty to all counts of the indictment. 

Friday, 18 December, 2020 - 11:45

Haradinaj chose to enter his plea within 30 days

At his initial appearance before Pre-Trial Judge Guillou today, Nasim Haradinaj chose to enter a plea within 30 days.

Friday, 18 December, 2020 - 08:45

Both initial appearances today to be broadcast with a delay

The initial appearances of Nasim Haradinaj and Hysni Gucati are scheduled for 11:00 and 14:00 today, respectively. Streaming of both hearings will be broadcast with a delay of 10 minutes. Click here to watch the live stream in English.

Thursday, 17 December, 2020 - 13:30

Order of scheduled Gucati and Haradinaj initial appearances reversed

As per the latest rescheduling decision today, the initial appearance of Nasim Haradinaj will take place tomorrow at 11:00, followed by the initial appearance of Hysni Gucati at 14:00 on the same day. Here is the decision. 

Thursday, 17 December, 2020 - 09:30

Status Conference in Thaçi et al. case this morning to be broadcast with delay

The streaming of the Status Conference in the case against Thaçi, Veseli, Selimi and Krasniqi, scheduled for 11:00 this morning, will be broadcast with a delay of 45 minutes. Click here to watch the live stream in English.

Tuesday, 15 December, 2020 - 11:00

Initial appearance of Haradinaj rescheduled to 18 December

As just announced in our Court Calendar, the initial appearance of Nasim Haradinaj has been rescheduled to Friday, 18 December 2020, at 14:00. Here is the rescheduling decision. 

Monday, 14 December, 2020 - 17:30

Initial Appearance of Nasim Haradinaj on 15 December

As announced in our Court Calendar, the Initial Appearance of Nasim Haradinaj will take place on 15 December 2020 at 15:00 in the courtroom of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) in The Hague. More details in the news item.

Monday, 14 December, 2020 - 17:15

Confirmed indictment against Gucati&Haradinaj/initial appearances this week

On 11 December 2020, a Pre-Trial Judge of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers confirmed the indictment filed on 30 October 2020 by the Specialist Prosecutor against Hysni Gucati and Nasim Haradinaj for offences against the administration of justice, namely obstruction of official persons in performing official duties, intimidation of witnesses, retaliation and violation of secrecy of proceedings. The initial appearances will take place on 15 December (Haradinaj) and 18 December (Gucati). More details in the press release

Monday, 14 December, 2020 - 12:45

Status Conference in Mustafa case today to be broadcast with delay

The streaming of the Status Conference in the case against Salih Mustafa scheduled for 15:00 this afternoon, will be broadcast with a delay of 45 minutes. Click here to watch the live stream in English.

Wednesday, 9 December, 2020 - 17:15

Court of Appeals Panel rejected Hysni Gucati's appeal

On 9 December 2020, the Panel of the Court of Appeals Chamber of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers rejected an appeal filed by Hysni Gucati against the Single Judge’s decisions in relation to the legality of his arrest and application for bail. More information in the News item and the actual decision.

Wednesday, 9 December, 2020 - 10:30

Second Status Conference in Thaçi et al. case on 17 December

As announced in our Court Calendar, next Status Conference in the case against Thaçi et al. is scheduled for 17 December at 11:00. More details in the scheduling order

Friday, 4 December, 2020 - 10:00

Status Conference in Mustafa case on 14 December

As announced in our Court Calendar, next Status Conference in the case against Salih Mustafa is scheduled for 14 December at 15:00. More details in the scheduling order

Monday, 30 November, 2020 - 15:00

Decision confirming the indictment against Thaçi et al. made public

On 30 November 2020, a Pre-Trial Judge of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers has made public the decision confirming the indictment against Hashim Thaçi, Kadri Veseli, Rexhep Selimi and Jakup Krasniqi.

The public redacted version of the decision can be accessed here.

Friday, 27 November, 2020 - 10:00

Constitutional Chamber judgment

On 26 November 2020, the Specialist Chamber of the Constitutional Court decided that the constitutional amendments, proposed by the then- President of Kosovo on 24 August 2020 and subsequently referred to the KSC by the President of the Kosovo Assembly, diminish the rights and freedoms guaranteed by Chapter II of the Constitution. More details in the press release and the judgment.

Wednesday, 18 November, 2020 - 14:30

Technical problems with the live stream

We are currently experiencing technical problems with the live stream of the Status Conference in Thaci et al. case. We will try to resolve them as soon as possible. Apologies and thank you for your understanding. 

Wednesday, 18 November, 2020 - 09:45

Status Conference in Thaçi et al. case to be broadcast with delay

The streaming of the Status Conference in the case against Thaçi, Veseli, Selimi and Krasniqi, scheduled for 11:00 this morning, will be broadcast with a delay of 45 minutes. Click here to watch the live stream in English. 

Thursday, 12 November, 2020 - 09:30

Status Conference in Thaçi et al. case on 18 November

Pre-Trial Judge Nicolas Guillou yesterday decided to convene a Status Conference in the case against Thaçi, Veseli, Selimi and Krasniqi on Wednesday, 18 November, at 11:00. More details in the scheduling order and its annex.

Wednesday, 11 November, 2020 - 11:45

Rexhep Selimi pleads not guilty

The last accused in Thaci et al. case, Rexhep Selimi, also pleaded not guilty to all counts of the indictment at his initial appearance before Pre-Trial Judge Guillou today. As per Rule 95 of the KSC Rules of Procedure and Evidence, the Pre-Trial Judge will proceed with the preparation of the case for trial.

Wednesday, 11 November, 2020 - 09:15

Selimi hearing this morning to be broadcast with delay

The streaming of the initial appearance of Rexhep Selimi, scheduled for 11:00 this morning, will be broadcast with a delay of 10 minutes. Click here to watch the live stream in English.

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 16:00

Kadri Veseli pleads not guilty

At his initial appearance before Pre-Trial Judge Guillou today, Kadri Veseli pleaded not guilty to all counts of the indictment. 

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 10:45

Veseli hearing to be broadcast with delay

The streaming of the initial appearance of Kadri Veseli today will be broadcast with a delay of 10 minutes. Click here to watch the live stream in English.

Monday, 9 November, 2020 - 15:45

Hashim Thaci pleads not guilty

At his initial appearance before Pre-Trial Judge Guillou today, Hashim Thaci pleaded not guilty to all counts of the indictment. 

Monday, 9 November, 2020 - 11:45

Jakup Krasniqi pleads not guilty

At his initial appearance before Pre-Trial Judge Guillou today, Jakup Krasniqi pleaded not guilty to all counts of the indictment. 

Monday, 9 November, 2020 - 10:15

Both initial appearances today to be broadcast with a delay

The initial appearances of Jakup Krasniqi and Hashim Thaci are scheduled for 11:00 and 15:00 today, respectively. Streaming of both hearings will be broadcast with a delay of 10 minutes. Click here to watch the live stream in English. 

Friday, 6 November, 2020 - 20:00

Initial appearances of Veseli and Selimi on 10 and 11 November

Kadri Veseli will make his initial appearance on 10 November at 15 :00 while Rexhep Selimi’s appearance will take place on 11 November at 11 :00. More information in the press releases :

PR – Veseli
PR - Selimi
 

Friday, 6 November, 2020 - 14:30

Thaci’s initial appearance on 9 November at 15:00

On 9 November 2020 at 15:00, the Initial Appearance of Hashim Thaçi will take place in the courtroom of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) in The Hague. More details here.

Friday, 6 November, 2020 - 14:15

Initial appearance of Jakup Krasniqi on 9 November at 11:00

On 9 November 2020 at 11:00, the Initial Appearance of Jakup Krasniqi will take place in the courtroom of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) in The Hague. More details in the Press Release.

Friday, 6 November, 2020 - 09:45

Ongoing operations in Kosovo

The Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) is conducting ongoing operations in Kosovo. The operations of the SPO are being supported by the Kosovo Police and the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX). More information will follow in due course.

Thursday, 5 November, 2020 - 22:30

Indictment confirmed against Thaçi, Veseli, Selimi and Krasniqi

Following their arrests by the Specialist Prosecutor on 4 and 5 November, Hashim Thaçi, Kadri Veseli, Rexhep Selimi and Jakup Krasniqi were transferred to the Detention Facilities of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) in The Hague on 4 and 5 November. 

Thursday, 5 November, 2020 - 09:30

Jakup Krasniqi transferred to The Hague on 4 November 2020

Jakup Krasniqi was arrested and transferred to the Detention Facilities of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) in The Hague on 4 November 2020. More details in the Press Release.

Wednesday, 4 November, 2020 - 08:15

Ongoing operations in Pristina

The Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) is conducting ongoing operations in Pristina. The operations of the SPO are being supported by the Kosovo Police and the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX). More information will follow in due course.

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 16:15

Salih Mustafa pleads not guilty

At his further appearance before Pre-Trial Judge Guillou today, Salih Mustafa pleaded not guilty to all counts of the indictment. As per Rule 95 of the KSC Rules of Procedure and Evidence, the Pre-Trial Judge will proceed with the preparation of the case for trial. The status conference in this case is ongoing and the live stream can be viewed online.

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 13:00

Mustafa hearing to be broadcast with delay

The streaming of the further appearance/status conference in Mustafa case today will be broadcast with a delay of 45 minutes. Click here to watch the live stream in English.

Monday, 26 October, 2020 - 15:00

Further appearance/Status Conference in Mustafa case

As announced in our Court Calendar, the further appearance of Salih Mustafa is scheduled for 28 October at 15:00. During the first part of the hearing, Mr Mustafa will be asked to admit guilt or plead not guilty on the charges brought against him in the confirmed Indictment, pursuant to Rule 92(2)(c) of the Rules. If the Accused declines to do so, the Pre-Trial Judge will enter a plea of not guilty on his behalf, pursuant to Rule 92(2)(f) of the Rules. 19. The second part of the hearing will serve as a second status conference in this case. Here is the link to the scheduling order. More information about this case, including the public redacted indictment, can be read on the case page