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In February 2023, Kosovo celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of its declaration of independence from Serbia. However, painful memories of the 1998-1999 independence war persist in ongoing trials for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Several indictments have been issued by the Special Court (or "Special Chambers") of Kosovo - a hybrid court
based in the Netherlands - including of former Kosovo president, Hashim Thaçi, who is accused of war crimes in a highly publicized trial. Many Albanians in Kosovo vigorously support former leaders of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), whom they consider saviours in the face of Serbian aggression. A tense first trial resulted in a conviction (Salih Mustafa), but the justice system continues to face other challenges, including reparations for the victims. Justice Info covers this particularly sensitive news, providing 100% independent information consolidated by the insightful analyses of our international justice experts.

The Kosovo Specialist Chambers orders reparations, but will victims ever see the money?

Last month, Salih Mustafa was ordered to pay more than 200,000 euros to his victims for the suffering he allegedly inflicted during Kosovo’s fight for independence. But the former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) prison officer has been declared indigent and the court has no compensation fund.
By Molly Quell, our correspondent in The Hague
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