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December 2016

EULEX and EUO/EUSR recall the importance of respect for human rights for a healthy and prosperous society, ahead of the International Human Rights Day

09 December 2016

On 10 December, we commemorate Human Rights Day, in remembrance of the Day on which, sixty eight years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year's theme is Stand Up for Someone's Rights!, that calls each of us to make a difference and step forward and defend the rights of anyone at risk of discrimination or violence.

OSCE Mission in Kosovo, EULEX Launch Justice Transparency Forum

07 December 2016

The OSCE Mission in Kosovo and the EULEX Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo launched the Justice Transparency Forum, a formal space for on-going communication between journalists and justice institutions during a workshop held in Rugova valley on 6-7 December.

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: Meeting of the Joint Rule of Law Coordination Board held in Pristina

07 December 2016

Joint Rule of Law Coordination Board met in Pristina today to assess the progress in the rule of law area in Kosovo. The Compact Progress Report assessing progress between August 2015 – June 2016 was released during the meeting.

EULEX Marks Anti-Corruption Week in Kosovo

06 December 2016

On the occasion of the Anti-Corruption week in Kosovo, EULEX would like to reiterate that fighting and most importantly preventing corruption are pivotal for a democratic society.

November 2016

EULEX supports the Ministry of Justice to increase accountability and transparency in the correctional services

30 November 2016

EULEX would again like to offer condolences to the family and friends of Astrit Dehari who died as an inmate at the Prizren detention center. For such a young man to die in such circumstances is indeed a tragedy.

October 2016

EULEX marks the 16th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

31 October 2016

Today, EULEX marks the 16th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

EULEX Head of Mission meets President of Kosovo Assembly

05 October 2016

The EULEX Head of Mission, Ms. Alexandra Papadopoulou, held an introductory meeting today with the President of the Kosovo Assembly, Mr. Kadri Veseli.

EULEX Head of Mission meets mayors in the North, visits Mitrovica Basic Court

04 October 2016

EULEX Head of Mission, Ms. Alexandra Papadopoulou, met today with the mayors of Mitrovica North, Leposavic, Zubin Potok and Zvecan.

September 2016

Head of EULEX meets Constitutional Court President

29 September 2016

The Head of Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), Ms. Alexandra Papadopoulou, met today for an introductory meeting the Constitutional Court President Arta Rama-Hajrizi.

EULEX commemorates the anniversary of the death of Customs Officer

19 September 2016

Today, EULEX commemorates the third anniversary of the death of Audrius Šenavičius, a dedicated EULEX Customs Officer who was killed in the line of duty in northern Kosovo.

The Head of EULEX meets Minister of Justice

16 September 2016

The Head of Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), Ms. Alexandra Papadopoulou, in the continuity of her meetings with local and international partners in Kosovo, met today the Minister of Justice Dhurata Hoxha.

Head of EULEX meets the Prime Minister of Kosovo

14 September 2016

Today, the Head of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), Ms. Alexandra Papadopoulou, met with the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Mr. Isa Mustafa.

Conference to Strengthen Police Cooperation in the Balkans Held in Skopje

09 September 2016

Representatives of four Western Balkans police services participated at a regional conference that was held today in Skopje.

August 2016

Kosovo Customs marks substantial development towards EU recognized standards

11 August 2016

Today Kosovo Customs marks EULEX’s contribution to the progress achieved which will end the supervision of the service but will retain EULEX strategic advice role for the future.

Verdict pronounced in Krasniqi Trial

08 August 2016

Today, at the Basic Court of Mitrovica the panel of international judges found the accused, Xhemshit Krasniqi...

June 2016

EULEX New Mandate

21 June 2016

Following the Council’s decision to extend the mandate of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo until 14 June 2018...

Statement on recent online media report

13 June 2016

Following an online media report stating that Head of EULEX Mission, Gabriele Meucci, suppressed a criminal investigation, the Mission would like to reiterate that investigations carried out by its judiciary are independent and cannot be overridden by the Mission’s leadership or any entity outside the judicial process. EULEX has no tolerance for any interference in the work of judiciary. Any allegation regarding EULEX leadership interfering, suppressing, or hindering the independent work of the judiciary are untrue and unfounded.

May 2016

EULEX Marks the International Day against Homophobia

17 May 2016

Today EULEX Mission in Kosovo joins efforts around the world in commemorating the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

March 2016

Supreme Court Dismisses the Requests for the Protection of Legality

22 March 2016

On 8 March 2016 the Supreme Court, in a mixed Panel of two international Judges and one local Judge, deliberated on two Requests for Protection of Legality.

Statement on the independence of the judiciary

17 March 2016

Today, EULEX, EUSR, and senior Kosovo judicial officials, including the Minister of Justice, had planned to convene the Joint Rule of Law Coordination Board (JRCB) to review progress and strengthen the joint approach to rule of law in Kosovo.

Press Statement by Gabriele Meucci, EULEX Head of Mission

08 March 2016

Today, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, EULEX joins the struggle of all women around the world for women’s equal rights and gender equality.

February 2016

EULEX Rebuttal of Involvement in Vetevendosje Arrests

16 February 2016

Following media reports of recent arrests of Vetevendosje activists, EULEX points out that it had no involvement.

January 2016

Verdict in Oliver Ivanovic Case Pronounced

21 January 2016

Today, at the Basic Court of Mitrovica the panel of international judges found the accused, Oliver Ivanovic, guilty of committing the criminal offense of “War crime against the civilian population.”

Supreme Court Returns the Case of the Municipality of Prizren to the Court of Appeals

08 January 2016

Last year, the Basic Court of Prizren found six defendants guilty of alleged corruption related offences.

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