Plea Negotiations on Reparations at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers

Author: Catherine Gregoire
Published: 10.01.2023
Rule 94(2)(c) of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) Rules of Procedure and Evidence (RPE) provides that written plea agreements can be reached between the Specialist Prosecutor (SP) and the Defence on reparations. The Rule adds an additional layer of complexity to the controversial but gradually consolidating use of plea negotiations as a procedural tool in international criminal law (see Bruno de Oliveira Biazatti). No other currently functioning hybrid tribunal affords the option for plea negotiations on reparations in their governing laws. The extensive practice of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for…