• Apr 24, 2014
    The Kosovo parliament’s approval on April 23, 2014, of a special court for serious abuses during and after the 1998-1999 Kosovo war is a step for justice and the rule of law.
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  • Apr 11, 2014
    Kosovo’s parliament should approve the establishment of a special court located abroad to try alleged war crimes and other serious crimes committed during and after the 1998-1999 Kosovo war. The parliament should also agree to extend the mandate of the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) and allow it to continue investigating and prosecuting serious and politically sensitive crimes in Kosovo.
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  • Jan 21, 2014
    Governments in the Western Balkans did little during 2013 to address longstanding human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2014.
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  • Jan 21, 2014
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  • Apr 23, 2013
    The April 19 agreement between Serbia and Kosovo offers a landmark opportunity to improve human rights protection in both countries.
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  • Jan 31, 2013
    Human rights protection in the Western Balkans fails to match the region’s aspirations for European integration, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2013. Human Rights Watch documented human rights concerns in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, and Kosovo during 2012.
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  • Oct 29, 2012
    United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton should emphasize the importance of improving human rights records in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia and Kosovo during their Western Balkan tour.
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  • May 10, 2012
    Kosovo’s National Assembly should remove provisions from the draft criminal code that criminalize defamation and compel journalists to reveal their sources.
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  • Mar 30, 2012
    Serbia should immediately release two Kosovo Albanians arbitrarily arrested on March 28, 2012 in “retaliation” for the arrest of four Serbs on March 27.
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  • Jun 10, 2011
    The European Union’s decision to open a special criminal investigation into alleged crimes in Kosovo and Albania after the Kosovo war is a welcome step for justice and the rule of law in the Balkans.
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