U.S. Embassy Statement on Successful Judicial Integration

U.S. Embassy Statement on Successful Judicial Integration, 24 October 2017

We welcome today’s integration of judges, prosecutors, and administrative staff into the Kosovo judiciary.  With today’s decree, Kosovo is advancing the integration of minority communities and expanding access to justice for all its citizens.  Judicial integration fulfills the February 2015 agreement in the EU-facilitated Normalization Dialogue with Serbia, and marks an important step forward in Kosovo’s efforts to deliver fully functioning rule of law institutions.  It is vital for Kosovo’s Euro-Atlantic future that all of Kosovo’s citizens should benefit from and be subject to an equal, transparent, functional justice system.  The United States will continue to support these efforts to improve Kosovo’s rule of law system across the country.