Human Rights Review Panel - 26th Session

Press Release
Number              03-2015
Date                   23.07.2015
Contact              John Ryan

The Human Rights Review Panel (the Panel) held its 26th session, from 15 to 17 June 2015.  

The Panel found three cases inadmissible. One of them was lodged outside the six-month time limit provided for in the Panel’s Rules of Procedure.  In another case the Panel considered that the complaint was unsubstantiated. The third case related to the death a EULEX staff member, allegedly arising from negligence on the part of EULEX Medical Unit. The Panel considered that it did not have jurisdiction to examine alleged violation of rights of EULEX personnel. Moreover, it declared that actions or omissions of EULEX medical professionals do not fall within the ambit of the executive mandate of EULEX and, therefore, the complaint was outside of the Panel’s jurisdiction.

The Panel struck one other case off the list of complaints.  As complainant failed to provide documents requested by the Panel and could not be contacted, the Panel concluded that he did not intend to pursue his complaint.

All decisions will be published on the Panel’s website upon translation into the Albanian and Serbian languages.

The next Panel session is scheduled to take place in the second half of September 2015.

There are currently 30 cases pending before the Panel. 15 of them have been communicated to the parties for observations on their admissibility and merits. The remaining cases are under review.

For further information on the Panel and its case-law please visit

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