publication . Article . 2017

EUROPEAN UNION SUPPORT AND TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE PROCESSES IN KOSOVO

Remzije Istrefi;
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  • Published: 20 Dec 2017 Journal: EUROPOLITY Continuity and Change in European Governance, volume 11, pages 139-170 (issn: 2344-2247, eissn: 2344-2255, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA)
Abstract
The legacy of systematic human rights violations committed during 1999 violent conflict and the previous repressive rule still impact the everyday life of Kosovo citizens. That is why transitional justice processes are a necessary component in Kosovo’s state building efforts. With the end of the 1999 conflict, Kosovo has been administered by the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and also supported by European Union (EU) presences: the EU Special Representative in Kosovo, and European Union Rule of Law Mission known as EULEX. In the course of implementation of their mandates transitional justice processes were not a priority for UNMIK and EU presences. Wit...
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free text keywords: EU, EULEX, Human rights, Transitional Justice, UNMIK, Political science, J
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