Press Release

Human Rights Review Panel - 8th regular session

Press Release
Number              05-2011
Date                  15.09.2011
Contact              John J Ryan

Human Rights Review Panel

The Human Rights Review Panel (HRRP) held its 8th regular session in Prishtinë/Priština from 12 to 14 September 2011.

It was noted that there are twenty six (26) complaints pending with the Panel and decisions were taken in eleven (11) 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.

In addition, the Panel met with representatives of Civil Society Organisations in conjunction with its outreach campaign on 13 September, 2011 with a view to developing closer working relationships. This meeting was organised by Saferworld which works with the international community and the local community in Kosovo to improve justice and security.

The Panel also met with its United Nations counterpart, the UNMIK Human Rights Advisory Panel on 13 September, 2011. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss mutual interests, share experiences, exchange views and to consider possible structural cooperation between the Panels.

Mr. Kilian Wahl, Deputy Chief of Staff, EULEX, paid a courtesy visit to the HRRP Building on 13 September, 2011 where he had an introductory meeting with the Panel.  

The Panel recently received two new complaints bringing its overall workload to forty one (41) cases. The next Panel session will take place during the week commencing 21 November 2011.

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.