The Basic Court of Gjakova violates the Criminal Procedure Code
In an article from “Drejtësia Sot” it is reported that for an indictment filed on December 20, 2020 by the Basic Prosecution in Gjakova for the criminal offense of bribery, the Basic Court of Gjakova had not scheduled an initial hearing almost two months since the indictment was filed. This is contrary to the legal provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code which demands that the judge or the trial panel shall immediately schedule the initial hearing, which shall be held within thirty (30) days after the filing of the indictment.
Failure to meet the deadlines carries the risk of violating Article 5 of the Criminal Procedure Code for a fair, impartial and a reasonable trial, which is also protected in the European Convention on Human Rights.
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