Statement from the U.S. Embassy Pristina, April 15, 2015

The U.S. Embassy welcomes the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the proposed Special Court amendments.  This decision helps pave the way for the Assembly to create the Special Court, a commitment Kosovo undertook in its 2014 Exchange of Letters with the EU High Representative.  It is important for Kosovo to deal with the allegations in the 2011 Council of Europe Report in order to move forward and demonstrate its continued commitment to the rule of law.  We realize this is a difficult decision for some, but this is about individuals and not about Kosovo’s struggle for liberation.  The U.S. remains supportive of the work of the Special Investigative Task Force to deal with these allegations in a credible manner, and calls on Kosovo’s Assembly to take the next steps to establish the Special Court.