Press Release

Human Rights Review Panel - 11th regular session

Press Release
Number              03-2012
Date                  06.06.2012
Contact              John J Ryan

Human Rights Review Panel

The Human Rights Review Panel (HRRP) held its 11th regular session in Prishtinë/Priština from 4 to 6 June,  2012.

It was noted that there were ten (10) complaints pending before the Panel at the start of the session and it reviewed three (3) of those cases.

It found one (1) case inadmissible and communicated the other two (2) cases to the Head of Mission (HOM) EULEX Kosovo for further information and observations respectively.  

The decision adopted by the Panel will be transmitted to the complainant as well as the HoM and it will also be published on the Panel’s website upon translation into the Albanian and Serbian languages.

The Panel held an introductory meeting with Mr Samuel Zbogar, European Union Special Representative/Head of Office at the European Union Office in Kosovo on 4 June, 2012.

The Acting Presiding Member of the Panel, Ms Magdalena Mierzewska briefed Mr Zbogar on the mandate and operations of the Panel to date. This was followed by a discussion which ranged over issues such as the mandate of the Panel, the caseload, the outreach campaign and administrative matters generally.

The Panel has received fifty (50) complaints since it commenced its operations in June, 2010 and it has taken final decisions in forty one (41) of those complaints to date.

The next Panel session will take place from 2 to 5 July, 2012.

Please see for further information on the Panel.

 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 Psnel is independent in the exercise of its functions which it performs with impartiality and integrity.