REGULATION NO. 2001/1
ON THE PROHIBITION OF TRIALS IN ABSENTIA FOR SERIOUS VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General,
Pursuant to the authority given to him under United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999) of 10 June 1999,
Taking into account United Nations Interim Administration Mission in
Kosovo (UNMIK) Regulation No. 1999/1 of 25 July 1999, as amended, on the
Authority of the Interim Administration in Kosovo,
Taking into account the rights of the accused, and in particular, the right to a fair hearing,
Hereby promulgates the following:
No person may be tried in absentia for serious violations of international humanitarian law, as defined in Chapter XVI of the applicable Yugoslav Criminal Code or in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (17 July 1998).
The present regulation shall supersede any other provision in the applicable
law which is inconsistent with it.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General may issue administrative directions for the implementation of the present regulation.
The present regulation shall enter into force on 12 January 2001 and shall apply also to criminal proceedings pending as of that date.