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November

Kizevak explained: EULEX experts describe how they identified the exact location where the human remains were discovered

20 November

On Monday 16 November 2020, experts from the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), the Kosovo Institute of Forensic Medicine, and the Serbian Government Commission on Missing Persons discovered human remains in Kizevak, a large quarry site in Serbia.

October

Findings and recommendations to improve Kosovo’s justice system: The EU Rule of Law Mission presents its first public Justice Monitoring Report

19 October

On 19 October, the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) presented it first ever public Systemic and Thematic Justice Monitoring Report. The report covers the period from September 2019 until mid-March 2020 and includes findings of 107 monitored cases and 312 hearings, as well as specific recommendations for the Kosovo authorities to improve the justice system.

August

“Up to 20 missing persons could be identified through DNA, if the families of all missing persons provide blood samples,” says an EU Rule of Law Mission forensic expert

30 August

August 30 marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances and the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) honors the victims of enforced disappearances and appeals to all missing persons’ relatives to provide blood samples so that the identification process of certain human remains in Pristina’s mortuary can be completed.

May

“Phobias and hate have no place in any society,” says the Head of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo on the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

17 May

May 17 marks the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) flies the rainbow flag at its headquarters in Pristina to show support and call for equality, justice, and inclusion for all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics.

April

“We have more than 1640 reasons to continue our work to establish the fate of the missing,” says Head of the EU’s Rule of Law Mission on the National Day of Missing Persons

27 April

As Kosovo marks today the National Day of Missing Persons, the EU Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) in Kosovo pays tribute to everyone still missing and commits itself to continue working shoulder to shoulder with the Kosovo Institute of Forensic Medicine to establish the fate of over 1640 persons, who are still unaccounted for in Kosovo.

Head of EU Rule of Law Mission met with Special Prosecution Office Chief to discuss SPRK work and ongoing cooperation with EULEX

27 April

On 27 April, the Head of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, met with the Chief of the Special Prosecution Office (SPRK), Blerim Isufaj, to discuss the work of the SPRK and ongoing cooperation with EULEX, including the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the ongoing work of the SPRK.

EULEX facilitates repatriation of 12 Kosovo and four Polish citizens, flies back to Kosovo 31 Formed Police Unit officers

23 April

On 22 April, EULEX chartered a plane from Warsaw, Poland to Pristina, Kosovo to bring back 31 Polish police officers from EULEX’s Formed Police Unit. At the same time, EULEX facilitated the cost-free repatriation of twelve Kosovo citizens stranded in Poland and Czechia, following a request by the Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora.

EULEX donates IT equipment to the Kosovo Correctional Service to help increase virtual and phone access for inmates and to facilitate virtual meetings of staff

10 April

On 10 April, the Head of EULEX, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, handed over a donation of 50 desktop computers, five laptops and 50 mobile phones to the Kosovo Correctional Service to help increase phone and virtual access for inmates and to facilitate virtual meetings of the correctional service staff.

March

International Women’s Day 2020: EULEX, Kosovo Women’s Network and NGO Women’s Rights launch gender equality campaign

08 March

Flowers are nice, but we want gender equality in decision-making, in property rights, in peace negotiations, and in employment opportunities.

February

January

New Head of EULEX Kosovo Lars-Gunnar Wigemark takes office

23 January

On 23 January, Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark took office as the new Head of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo...

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