The UNMIK Human Rights Advisory Panel published today its decision in the case of the failure of UNMIK to investigate the abduction/murder of persons killed by the Albanian-led “Kosovo Liberation Army” in June 1999.
It is worth noting that they also mention that the ICTY was aware of the case, but no investigation by them was conducted either.
The panel found that the failure to investigate constituted a violation of Article 2 of the European Convention of Human Rights and has called upon UNMIK to publicly acknowledge responsibility for its failure to investigate into the disappearance/killing to the family members of the victims and to make a public apology to them.
The decision pointed out that 351 kidnappings, 6754 murders and 115 rapes had been reported to them in the period between June 1999 and December 2000, during the period of UNMIK/NATO responsibility in the Province.
It is interesting to note that the current Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hasim Thaci, was one of the commanders of the KLA at the time that most of the killings occurred, but was never indicted by either the ICTY or UNMIK.
Among the victims were Serbs who were kidnapped and slaughtered for their organs.
A copy of the decision is at this LINK