Kosovo needs evidence for genocide lawsuit against Serbia

“First thing, they need to have standing, and so that’s an issue that would need to be addressed before a suit could be filed,” Palmer said. [Shutterstock/Moab Republic]

Kosovo will have to provide strong evidence if it decides to sue Serbia for genocide, warned the special US State Department envoy for the Western Balkans, Matthew Palmer, exit.al reported.

“First thing, they need to have standing, and so that’s an issue that would need to be addressed before a suit could be filed,” Palmer said.

The diplomat stressed that the US would like Kosovo to focus more on the future rather than looking back to the past, and to identify points of commonality with Serbia.

“I don’t think that that approach is going to contribute to the resolution of the disputes, the friction points between Serbia and Kosovo. So what we would like to see, the parties, not just in the Kosovo-Serbia dispute, but really across the region too, is focus less on the past and more on the future,” he said.

(Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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