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UN envoy calls for Kosovo to set up war crimes court

The United Nations envoy to Kosovo urged the government to set up a war crimes court in order to try former Kosovo Liberation Army members for war crimes.

Speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council, Farid Zarif said the international community expects “no delays in the steps required from Kosovo toward the establishment of the court."

He was joined by US deputy ambassador David Pressman who called on Kosovo "to set up a robust special court that can adjudicate these cases, following last summer's findings by the EU special investigative task force that there is sufficient evidence to indict a handful of individuals for serious crimes committed during this period."

Serbian foreign minister Ivica Dacic also called for a court to be established, saying,

"We attach a special importance to trying the cases arising from the findings of the European Union Special Investigative Task Force concerning the inhuman treatment of people and the illegal trade in human organs in Kosovo and Metohija, and we expect the decision on the establishment of a special court to be adopted as soon as possible."