Kosovo doesn’t have the strength to refuse the KLA Tribunal

Kosovo doesn’t have the strength to refuse the KLA Tribunal

Pristina, April 8, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The creation of the Tribunal for the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), as a special court which will try suspicions on war crimes, is now a fact, according to analysts in Pristina.

Experts on political issues say that parliament of Kosovo will vote in favor of the formation of the Tribunal because there’s no other option. Otherwise, this issue will go to the UNO Security Council and it will be the UN which will decide everything.

Former minister of Justice from LDK, Haki Demolli says that institutions of Kosovo don’t have the strength  to refuse the tribunal for the alleged crimes perpetrated in Kosovo.

“I don’t think Kosovo has the strength to refuse this institution”, says Demolli. He adds: “If the justice system would be more efficient in the fight against corruption and organized crime, than the international community would entrust Kosovo to try the alleged war crimes”.

It’s still not clear if this tribunal will be based in Kosovo or outside of it. Demolli says that this is yet to be determined after the discussions waiting to happen in the parliament of Kosovo.

He says that he doesn’t expect this tribunal to become operation within this year.

Analyst Halil Matoshi believes that the formation of the Tribunal is now a fact, because MPs have no other option. “The parliament of Kosovo will vote in favor of the creation of the tribunal, as there’s no other solution, if we don’t want this issue to go to the UNO Security Council”, says Matoshi.

Meanwhile, the political expert, Ardian Artifaj says that the creation of the Tribunal would damage the image of Kosovo. According to him, international pressure against political class in the country is absurd. /ibna/