Human Rights Review Panel - 30th Session

Press Release
Number              01-2016
Date                   20.07.2016
Contact              John Ryan

The Human Rights Review Panel (the Panel) held its 30th session, from 27 to 29 June 2016.  

The Panel examined five cases. Four of them were found inadmissible. Two cases concerned proceedings before Kosovo courts. As in many similar previous cases, the Panel declared that it has no jurisdiction to review judicial proceedings before the courts of Kosovo, even if EULEX judges sit on the bench. In one case the Panel found that it had not been shown that EULEX was involved in any capacity in the matters complained about. In another case the Panel found it had no jurisdiction over the complaint as it fell outside of the ambit of the executive mandate of EULEX. One further complaint was struck out of the list of cases.

All decisions will be published on the Panel’s website upon translation into the Albanian and Serbian languages.

The next Panel session is scheduled to take place in October 2016.

There are currently 46 cases pending before the Panel. 14 of them have been communicated to the parties for observations on their admissibility and merits; eight have been declared admissible. The remaining cases are under review.

For further information on the Panel and its case-law please visit

 Notes to the editor;
The Human Rights Review Panel (Panel) for EULEX Kosovo, as an independent accountability mechanism for alleged violations 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 no include monetary compensation.  The Panel is independent in the exercise of its functions which it performs with impartiality and integrity.