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The Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague opened proceedings against senior Kosovo Albanian politicians and former Kosovo Liberation Army commanders suspected of crimes under international law during the 1998-1999 war. Few survivors applied for the pension awarded to victims of wartime sexual violence. Under restrictions and a curfew imposed by the government during the COVID-19 pandemic, discrimination against Roma continued and domestic violence rose.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty