Kosovo’s parliament amended its constitution to allow the creation of a special court to investigate alleged war crimes committed by ethnic Albanian fighters during the 1990 conflict on Tuesday.
The tribunal will be part of Kosovo’s judicial system however the proceedings will be held abroad. Early reports suggest that they will be held in the Netherlands.
The constitutional change comes as the US and European Union have applied pressure on Kosovo to address longstanding accusations of war crimes committed by Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).
The constitutional changes were backed by 82 seats in the 120 seat parliament reports the BBC.
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