The Kosovo Specialist Chambers and the Rules of Procedure and Evidence

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This blog post contains a series of links that examine the nature of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) and the applicable Rules of Procedure and Evidence (RPE).

The KSC is an amalgamated group of international chambers that has been created to investigate and try various offences committed under state law (including war crimes and crimes against humanity) throughout the aftermath of the Kosovo War (1998-2000).

The Constitutional Chamber, the Specialist Chamber of the Constitutional Court (SCCC), is a vital aspect of the KSC as its job is to interpret the Kosovo Constitution in relation to the work carried out by the Chambers and the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office.

Whilst conducting a review of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, the SCCC is examining some of the rules regulating the investigation, arrest, and detention of offenders as there are concerns that some may infringe rights set out in the constitution. The SCCC is currently examining a revised version of the RPE.

The following links provide further insight into the workings of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers.

http://michaelgkarnavas.net/blog/2017/05/24/kosovo-specialist-chambers-part-1/

http://michaelgkarnavas.net/blog/2017/06/05/ksc-part-3-peculiar-features/

http://michaelgkarnavas.net/blog/2017/06/12/kosovo-specialist-chambers-part-4/

https://www.scp-ks.org/en/documents/annex-referral-rules-procedure-and-evidence-27-mar-2017

https://www.scp-ks.org/en/documents/judgment-referral-rules-procedure-and-evidence-26-apr-2017

https://www.scp-ks.org/en/documents/referral-revised-rules-rules-procedure-and-evidence-specialist-chamber-constitutional

http://www.kuvendikosoves.org/common/docs/Constitution_of_the_Republic_of_Kosovo_with_amend.I-XXV_2017.pdf

 

 

 

 

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