Members of the Panel

The Panel is composed of three international experts in human rights law. One expert is a member of the Monitoring Pillar of EULEX KOSOVO who is familiar with the mission and the legal system of Kosovo. The other two Panel members are selected through a call for contributions to Member States of the European Union and to Contributing third states as necessary whenever a vacancy falls open.

The Panel members are appointed by the EULEX Head of Mission. A substitute member for the member of the Monitoring Pillar of EULEX KOSOVO is also appointed in case a conflict of interest should arise during the review of a complaint. The Panel became fully operational upon the adoption of its initial Rules of Procedure on 9 June 2010. The Panel convenes regularly and exercises its functions with impartiality and integrity.

The Panel has a permanent secretariat in the city centre, Prishtinë/ Priština, which is easily accessible to the public.


Mr Guénaël Mettraux, Acting Presiding Member
(2012 – present)


Ms Anna Bednarek, Member
(2016 – present)
Mr Petko Petkov, Substitute Member
(2018 – present)

Former Members of the Panel

Ms Magda Mierzewska / Poland / (2010 – 2018)
Mr Antonio Balsamo / Italy / (2010 – 2012)
Mr Francesco Florit / Italy / (2010 – 2012)
Ms Katja Dominik / Germany / (2012 – 2016)
Ms Esma Özkan Erterzi / Tukey / (2011 – 2015)
Ms Gabriele Gaube / Germany / (2009 – 2010)
Ms Verginia Micheva-Ruseva / Bulgaria / (2011 – 2013)
Ms Elka Filcheva-Ermenkova / Bulgaria / (2013 – 2017)
Mr Jorge Martins Ribeiro / Portugal / (2017 – 2018)