The new German ambassador to Kosovo comments on the Special Tribunal and Association

The new German ambassador to Kosovo comments on the Special Tribunal and Association

The new German ambassador in Kosovo, Christian Heldt has commented on the Special Tribunal, which is expected to try former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, who have allegedly committed crimes against the Serbs after the war.

Heldt said that those who have been summoned by the Special Tribunal must appear before this institution voluntarily, otherwise, Kosovo’s law enforcement agencies must execute the order issued by this tribunal.

“This will be another example through which we will see how Kosovo’s law enforcement agencies act”, Heldt said.

Meanwhile, it is not yet known when the Special Tribunal on War Crimes will start to operate. Recently, there’ve been talks that the first indictments may be made in the fall of 2018.

Meanwhile, Heldt has said that Kosovo must set up the Association of Serb Communes.

“Yes, the Association of Serb Communes should have been set up according to the laws of Kosovo. This step could have enabled a better integration within Kosovo. The establishment of the Association of Serb Communes is an international obligation, which Kosovo has taken upon itself”, Heldt said. /balkaneu.com/