16 July 2022
At today’s press conference, we have heard Maria Bamieh repeating unsubstantiated allegations, rumors and hearsays. Bamieh has not presented any new evidence whatsoever.
The evidence collected throughout the Kosovo Chief Prosecution Office’s investigation in 2016 failed to establish any wrong doing by the former EULEX judge targeted by the allegations: https://www.eulex-kosovo.eu/?page=2,10,518&sqr=Francesco%20Florit
In addition, Bamieh's case against EULEX in the UK was dismissed in 2018. She had brought civil proceedings in the UK relating to employment issues against her employer (the FCDO), the Mission, and fellow employees, some of whom she mentioned today.
In 2015, a report by an independent legal expert reviewed the implementation of the mandate of EULEX with a particular focus on the handling of the allegations. The report is available here: https://www.eulex-kosovo.eu/eul/repository/docs/150331_jacque-report_en.pdf.
As a rule of law Mission, we believe in justice as delivered by justice institutions.