Press Release

Human Rights Review Panel - 5th regular session

Number              02-2011
Date                  25.02.2011
Contact              John J Ryan

The Human Rights Review Panel (Panel) held its 5th regular session in Prishtinë/Priština from 21 to 23 February 2011.

The Panel noted that thirteen (13) complaints are pending with the Panel and it declared two (2) of those complaints inadmissible. The inadmissibility decisions have been 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.

Six (6) further complaints were communicated to the HOM for his observations and comments on the admissibility and merits of those cases. The examination of those cases will resume at a later session of the Panel upon receipt of the observations and comments from the HoM and the complainants.

In addition to examining complaints, the Panel continued with its ongoing information campaign by organising a lecture at the Law Faculty of the Prishtina University. This event was attended by some fifty (50)  students who actively participated in the Question and Answer-session after the presentation of the Panel, its mandate and activities.

Mr. Xavier Bout de Marnhac, the new HoM, EULEX Kosovo paid a courtesy visit to the Panel in its premises on 23 February and was briefed on its mandate and activities.

The next Panel session takes place from 4 to 6 April 2011.

Please see for more information on the Panel.

 Notes to the editor;
The Human Rights Review Panel (HRRP) for EULEX Kosovo, as an independent accountability mechanism for alleged violations of human rights, will review complaints from any person claiming to be the victim of human rights violations by EULEX Kosovo in the conduct of its executive mandate. The HRRP 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 HRRP is independent in the exercise of its functions which it will perform with impartiality and integrity.