Authorities in Kosovo, a law on legal and financial assistance for suspects of war crimes

Authorities in Kosovo, a law on legal and financial assistance for suspects of war crimes

Pristina, April 25, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

In today’s meeting (photo), the government of Kosovo passed the bill on legal and financial assistance of people who can be tried by the special court for the suspected crimes of Kosovo’s Liberation Army.

Minister of Justice, Hajredin Kuci, talked about the Special Court, explaining the bill that has been approved. He said that it’s necessary to offer legal and financial assistance for those who will appear in front of the Special Court for the crimes suspected of being committed by Kosovo’s Liberation Army.

Hajredin Kuci declared that as far as the legal and financial assistance of the people accused, the government of Kosovo should have drafted a law which would offer adequate legal defense.

“There must be compensation for the visits of their family members, compensation for people who are eventually tried and are acquitted because of the time of their detention. This will be adjusted through an administrative guideline”, said Kuci.

In this context, he has added that “the way that this will be managed by the government of Kosovo, will be overseen by the parliamentary committee for the oversight of public finances”. /ibna/