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Should Kosovo’s Constitutional Court still have international Judges?

Published at: 2018-10-22

The LSE’s South East Europe programme blog hosts a debate on the legality of the international judges on the Republic of Kosovo’s Constitutional Court (final post here). The issue is supremely important and timely, given the Court’s interventions into Kosovo’s ongoing government crisis and its broad powers. It deserves attention from anyone interested in the judicial side of international peace- and state-building efforts, and raises novel public international law questions. In this post, I raise two new issues that could decide the question, and suggest an alternative framework. Those unfamiliar with the dispute might want to read the LSE posts first and then come back here