06 Jul Kosovo Specialist Chambers in Hague have been invited to investigate journalists’ deaths in Kosovo
The European Federation of Journalists adopted a resolution urging a new Hague-based court to investigate killings and disappearances of ethnic Albanian and Serb journalists during Kosovo conflict.
The European Federation of Journalists, adopted a resolution jointly proposed by Serbian and Kosovo journalists’ associations calling for an investigation into the murders and kidnappings of 14 journalists between 1998 and 2005.
A similar watchdog commission already exists in Serbia, Commission for Investigating Murders of Journalists, established in 2013, with the goal of putting pressure on the authorities to solve the murders of journalists, such as the 1999 killing of newspaper editor Slavko Ćuruvija.
The EFJ also called for the UN and the EU rule-of-law mission in Kosovo, EULEX, to implement the decisions of the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, which called for these cases to be solved and victims’ families compensated.
OSCE has identified 15 cases of missing or killed journalists in Kosovo.
References from the website Balkan Transitional Justice