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Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, A/HRC/23/47/Add.5, 27 May 2013: Kosovo

JAL 10/01/2013 Case No. KSV 1/2012 Reply: 26/03/2013

Alleged physical attacks and threats against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights defenders, including members of the organizations Kosovo 2.0 and Libertas.

Character of reply: addresses some substantive issues

76. The Special Rapporteur thanks UNMIK and the Kosovo authorities for the reply. He welcomes the launch of investigations into the acts occurred, as well as the assurances that appropriate support and protection has been offered to all victims threatened, and that appropriate measures are taken in order to prevent such incidents in the future. The Special Rapporteur would appreciate further detailed information on the progress of investigations, as well as on the protection measures taken, in particular with regard to the two Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender women defenders threatened to death. He would like to stress also the importance of conducting thorough, prompt and impartial investigations into all suspected violations of the right to life.

Link to full text of the report: Report-SREJE-Communications and replies-2013-eng-fra-esp

Link to Special Rapporteur’s correspondence with Kosovo: Correspondence-SR-Kosovo-1-2012-eng

Link to Kosovo’s subsequent reply: Correspondence-SR-Kosovo-reply-1-2012-eng