Kosovo Specialist Chambers President vows fair trial
A delegation of Belgian Foreign Ministry
visited on Thursday the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) at the Hague.
The KSC said in a statement that Director-General
for Multilateral Affairs of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Axel
Kenes, and the Permanent Representative of Belgium to the International
Institutions in The Hague, Ambassador William Roelants de Stappers visited their
premises. President Ekaterina Trendafilova, Specialist Prosecutor Jack Smith
and Registrar Dr Fidelma Donlon met with the Belgian delegation to update them
on activities and progress made within their respective mandates.
Director-General Kenes expressed his country’s full support for the court in
conducting its work as an independent court of law.
“All of us at the Kosovo Specialist
Chambers are fully committed to ensuring that future proceedings will be fair,
impartial and efficient and conducted in a safe and secure environment,” President
Trendafilova said. “I want to thank the Kingdom of Belgium, other EU Member
States and Third Contributing States for their crucial support to this
institution in its pursuit of that mandate.”
The Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) continues
questioning former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) on alleged war
crimes. Only in January 2020 the SPO has summoned for questioning ten ex-KLA