UN urges better protection programme after Kosovo war crimes witness found dead

An effective witness protection programme is crucial to ensure justice and end impunity regarding human rights violations in Kosovo, the United Nations said today, as it voiced concern that a key witness in a war crimes case was found dead this week.

At UN, Albania criticizes Serbia over actions in northern Kosovo

Albania has told the United Nations that it would like to develop and consolidate its relations with Serbia, but it also criticized Belgrade for maintaining control of three ethnic Serbian areas in northern Kosovo.

UN urges Kosovo and Serbia to show restraint and avoid unilateral actions

A senior United Nations peacekeeping official today urged both Kosovo and Serbia to demonstrate their full commitment to dialogue, reconciliation and peace, and refrain from unilateral action or the use of force in their latest dispute over the control of two border crossings.