Malcolm Simmons, former Chief Justice of the European Union Mission in Kosovo, EULEX, told the Committee on Legislation, Mandates, Immunities, Rules of Procedure and the Anti-Corruption Agency that the mission provided documents to Serbian prosecutors on war crimes cases. .
“In 2014 I discovered many war crimes documents which were given to Serbian prosecutors. These allegations of alleged crimes committed by persons of Serb ethnicity during the war. These documents included information about these persons, but also personal data and details of witnesses of Albanian origin. These crimes were committed in Kosovo against Kosovo residents by Serbs, many of whom were also Kosovo citizens“, Said Simmons.
He said that the cases of crimes committed by Serbs in Kosovo, the EU wanted not to be investigated at all regardless of what evidence they have.
“Serbian authorities have sentenced only one person to 10 years in a mission that has cost millions of euros. Why not have Serbs accused before the Specialized Chambers? Why the EU thought the solution was for the Serbian authorities to deal with war crimes cases themselves. They knew they had neither the capacity nor the will to do so“, Said Simmons.
Simmons said that the Special Court is a mechanism that the European Union used as a solution in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue.