Statement from the U.S. Embassy, Pristina, March 7, 2015

The U.S. Embassy welcomes the government’s passage of the constitutional amendments necessary to establish the Special Court.  It is an important step toward honoring the commitments Kosovo made in the April 2014 Exchange of Letters with the EU.  It also demonstrates Kosovo’s readiness to address the allegations against individuals in the 2011 Council of Europe report.  The government’s efforts will allow Kosovo to move forward, and support for the court will signal Kosovo’s continued commitment to the rule of law.