Serb judges proposed by EULEX unwelcome
The Kosovo Albanian Judicial Council wants "only the Serb judges not connected with the judicial system of Serbia" work in northern Kosovska Mitrovica.
(KosovoCompromise Staff) Wednesday, April 07, 2010
This is according to a report on Tuesday in Pristina's Albanian language daily Koha Ditore.
President of the council Enver Peci told the daily that the institution he chairs will invite the Serb judges who are still working in Kosovo courts to start working in the District Court in Kosovska Mitrovica.
"The council wants uncorrupted Serb judges who will return to the court in (Kosovska) Mitrovica and who should work together with two Albanian judges. This will certainly not be Tomislav Petrovic and Jelena Krivokapic who were proposed by EULEX representatives," the newspaper quoted Peci.
The two judges "deserted the judicial system of Kosovo", and "joined the judicial system of Serbia", writes the daily.
According to the report, EULEX proposed the two Serb judges based on an agreement with Belgrade, and Judge Petrovic allegedly told the daily that he "obtained guarantees from Head of EULEX Justice Component in Pristina Alberto Perduca that he will be paid by both the government in Pristina and the Serbian government if he accepts the proposal to work in (Kosovska) Mitrovica".
Peci stressed that EULEX officials are introduced with the council's disagreement regarding the issue, but added, however, that he doubts EULEX would accept the council's stands.