Press Release:

Fourth session of the Human Rights Review Panel

Number              07-2010
Date                  10.12.2010
Contact              John Ryan

Human Rights Review Panel

The Human Rights Review Panel (Panel) held its fourth regular session in Prishtinë/Priština from 6 to 8 December 2010.

The Panel noted that twelve (12) complaints are pending with the Panel and it declared two (2) of those complaints inadmissible. The inadmissibility decisions have been transmitted to the complainants as well as the Head of Mission (HoM), EULEX Kosovo and they will be published on the Panel’s website upon translation into the Albanian and Serbian languages.

Two (2) further complaints were communicated to the HOM for his observations and comments on the admissibility and merits of those cases. The examination of those cases will resume at the next session of the Panel in February, 2011 upon receipt of the observations and comments from the HoM and the complainant.

In addition to examining complaints, the Panel continued with its ongoing information campaign by organising, in conjunction with the Kosovo Law Center,  a human rights lecture and a social event. This event was attended by some thirty two (32)  representatives of NGOs and civil society organisations who have been instrumental in the conduct of the  Panel’s public outreach campaign.

Mr. Silvio Bonfigli, the new Head of Justice, EULEX Kosovo paid a courtesy visit to the Panel in its premises on 6 December and was briefed on its mandate and activities.

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Notes to the editor;

The Human Rights Review Panel (HRRP) for EULEX Kosovo, as an independent accountability mechanism for alleged violations of human rights, will review complaints from any person claiming to be the victim of human rights violations by EULEX Kosovo in the conduct of its executive mandate. The HRRP 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. The HRRP is independent in the exercise of its functions which it will perform with impartiality and integrity.