Kosovo’s parliament doesn’t vote the creation of the Special Tribunal

Kosovo’s parliament doesn’t vote the creation of the Special Tribunal

Pristina, 26 June 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

With 75 votes in favor, 7 against and 2 abstains, parliament of Kosovo has not voted in favor of the constitutional amendment which would enable the creation of the Special Tribunal on War Crimes.

80 votes were needed for the voting of this tribunal.

The Special Tribunal was proposed by the Swiss senator, Dick Marty, who drafted the report of the European Council alleging that former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army had carried out traffic of organs against Serb civilians. These allegations were investigated for three years in a row by a special international Task Force led by the US prosecutor, Clint Williamson.

After the failure to vote the creation of this court in parliament, it now remains to be seen if the warnings of the international community to send this matter to the UN Security Council will be fulfilled.

The session on the Special Tribunal was associated with many debates between majority and opposition MPs.

But, the decisive votes belonged to several Democratic Party of Kosovo MPs, who were against the creation of this tribunal. /ibna/