EFJ adopted a resolution urging investigations into killed journalists in Kosovo

Source/Author: Association of Journalists of Kosovo

PRISTINA, 07.06.2018 – The European Federation of Journalists adopted a resolution on Thursday which calls for an investigation into the murders and kidnappings of 14 journalists between 1998 and 2005.

The resolution passed at the annual EFJ meeting in Lisbon and it was proposed jointly by Serbian and Kosovo journalists’ associations.

One of the points of the resolution asks for extension of the mandate of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office to include the cases of the murdered and missing journalists and media workers.

Also, the resolution asks the cooperation between Pristina and Belgrade in cases of murders and kidnappings of journalists and media workers in Kosovo for the period from 1998 to 2005.

The resolution calls for the UN and the EU rule-of-law mission in Kosovo, EULEX, to implement the decisions of the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, which called for these cases to be solved and victims’ families compensated.

A commission similar to Belgrade is asked to be formed also in Pristina that is made up of journalists to investigate the cases of journalists.