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Press Release

Rebuttal to Kosova Sot’s speculation against EULEX judge

19 June 2012

EULEX would like to express its dismay at the statements made by Kosova Sot against EULEX’s Supreme Court Judge Gerrit-Marc Sprenger on 14 June, 2012. The allegations of poor performance and unethical behavior are totally baseless. Such false claims are an unacceptable attack against EULEX staff members who are working to support of the rule of law institutions in Kosovo. The article displays a total lack of basic journalistic standards.

It is extremely important that the media respects the independence of the judiciary and stays away from issuing unfounded allegations of this nature. Any personal attacks against judges will be considered by EULEX as an attack against an independent justice system.

EULEX judges are justice professionals who operate under the principle of the independence of the judiciary and the judiciary is not influenced by any local or international actors or institutions, as the proper separation of powers demands.

EULEX is committed to assisting and supporting the rule of law institutions and law enforcement agencies in further developing a sustainable, accountable and independent multi-ethnic justice system.