March 25, 2019

President Trendafilova declarations on the Departure of Specialist Prosecutor Schwendiman

Dr Ekaterina Trendafilova, President of Kosovo Specialist Chambers.

Following the statement issued by the Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman announcing
his departure from office, effective 31 March 2018, the President of the Kosovo Specialist Chamber, Dr. Ekatherina Trendafilova  declared the following:
“Mr Schwendiman was appointed as Specialist Prosecutor on 1 September 2016. Since then
he has worked relentlessly to establish the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office in order to carry out
the mandate of ensuring fair, efficient and independent investigations and prosecutions of
alleged crimes within its jurisdiction, with a special regard to the protection of potential
As President of the Specialist Chambers, I had the privilege to know and work with the
Specialist Prosecutor on matters of mutual concern to our institutions. On a personal level, I
have been impressed by his professionalism, dedication, and intellect. I thank the Specialist
Prosecutor for establishing a solid and independent institution.
Both institutions, the Specialist Chambers and the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office, will continue
the fulfilment of their mandate without disruption.
I am very grateful to the Specialist Prosecutor for his committed service and wish him all the
best for his future endeavors.”

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