Press Release - Human Rights Review Panel

Press Release
Number: 02-2019
Date: 02 April 2019

The Human Rights Review Panel, (the Panel) held its 40th session from 27 to 29 March 2019.

During the session the Panel considered four cases:

1. Case 2011-20 X. and 115 Others against EULEX. By Decision of 22 April 2015, the Panel determined that EULEX was responsible for violating the rights of the complainants to an effective remedy, as guaranteed by Article 13 of the European Convention on Hu-man Rights. The Panel made several recommendations to the Head of Mission. On 11 November 2015, and again on 10 January 2017, the Panel followed-up on the imple-mentation of its recommendations.
On 27 March 2019, the Panel adopted its Third Decision on the implementation of the recommendations of the Human Rights Review Panel. In its Decision, the Panel notes that the complainants have yet to be provided with an adequate remedy and repara-tion for the violation of their rights, and invites EULEX to continue performing its man-date with a view to ensuring that the complainants’ rights are fully vindicated.

2. Case 2016-28 S.H. against EULEX. On 28 March 2019, the Panel declared the complaints Admissible and invited the Parties to make submissions on the merits of the com-plaints.

3. Case 2017-02 Zufe Miladinović against EULEX. On 27 March 2019, the Panel declared the complaints admissible and invited the Parties to make submissions on the merits of the complaints.

4. Case 2018-04 Afrim Islami against EULEX. On 27 March 2019, the Panel declared this complaint inadmissible as manifestly ill-founded.

During this session the Panel also adopted its Annual Report over 2018.

The Decisions of the Panel, the Rules of Procedure and its Annual Reports are published on the website of the Panel in the English, Albanian and Serbian languages:

 Notes to the editor;
The Human Rights Review Panel (Panel) for EULEX Kosovo, as an independent accountability mechanism for alleged viola-tions of human rights, reviews complaints from any person claiming to be the victim of human rights violations by EULEX Kosovo in the conduct of its executive mandate. The Panel is not a judicial or disciplinary body. The mechanism will solely look into whether a violation of human rights occurred or not and formulate recommendations for remedial action. Such action does not include monetary compensation. The Panel is independent in the exercise of its functions which it performs with impartiality and integrity.