Human Organs Trafficking in Kosovo and its Implications on the Rule of Law Reform – The Story of the “Yellow House”

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Friday, April 1, 2011
Vladislav Tomic
On January 7, 2011, the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe issued a report entitled “Inhuman Treatment of People and Illicit Trafficking in Human Organs in Kosovo.”2 The report elaborates on illicit trafficking in human organs committed by certain fractions of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during and in the aftermath of the conflict in Kosovo in 1999. The list of the alleged participants in these heinous crimes includes the Prime Minister of Kosovo former KLA commander Hashim Taci.3 The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) expressed its readiness to provide the full support to any further investigations that may take place. 2                     Eur. Parl. Ass., Report on Comm. on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Doc.No.12462 (2011).   3                     Id., ¶56.