Press Release

Human Rights Review Panel - 7th regular session

Number            04-2011
Date                 09.06.2011
Contact            John J Ryan

The Human Rights Review Panel (Panel) held its 7th regular session in Prishtinë/Priština from 6 to 8 June 2011.

The Panel noted that twenty five (25) complaints are pending with the Panel and it took decisions in four (4) of those complaints. These decisions will be 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.

One (1) further complaint was communicated to the HOM for his observations and comments on the admissibility and merits of that case. The examination of that case will resume at a later session of the Panel 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 with the presentation of a lecture on the Inheritance Rights of  Women in Kosovo. This event was attended by some twenty five (25) persons who subsequently participated in a lively discussion on the issue.

The next Panel session takes place from 12 to 15 September 2011.

Please see for more 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.