From: Die Morina van Uijtregt
Ex-EULEX Judge Insists on Revealing Mission’s Violations to Kosovo MPs

The former head judge of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), Malcolm Simmons requested once again to report at the Kosovo parliamentary committee on Legislation, Mandates and Immunities about violations he claims took place within the Mission when dealing with high profile cases.

This was confirmed by lawyer Artan Qerkini, his representative in Kosovo who told the news agency Kosova Press that are waiting on an answer from the committee.

The chairman of the parliamentary committee, Adnan Rrustemi said that they will decide on a date on the coming meetings when the former EULEX judge can report on his claims.

Simmons made the same request last year and January 18, 2021, was set for the MPs to hear his claims, but the Parliament dissolved prior to the date.

Simmons says he would give evidence on “interference in criminal investigations, threats made to protective witnesses, inducements given to protected witnesses, manipulation of trial panels, attempts to interfere in criminal trials, concealment of evidence, manipulation of evidence, concealing evidence of the commission of criminal offenses, attempts to obstruct criminal investigations, unlawful accessing of private emails, obstructing investigations, obstructing justice and interference in criminal cases to further political objectives.

Malcolm Simmons resigned as a judge in 2017 after serving from 2014. This is not the first time that Simmons claims there were violations within the EULEX.

When he resigned, he accused the mission of violations but later was revealed that he also was the subject of several investigations into alleged wrongdoing.