Tuesday, 10 June 2008
FIRST DECISIONS BY THE KOSOVO PROPERTY CLAIMS COMMISSION DELIVERED
Today, the Kosovo Property Agency (KPA) started to deliver the first decisions decided by Kosovo Property Claims Commission (KPCC) to claimants. The first decisions were handed over to claimants who visited the KPA offices in in Belgrade, Kragujevac, Nis, Podgorice/a and Gracanice/a.
The KPCC has already adjudicated 8,329 out of 39, 589 property claims submitted to the Kosovo Property Agency (KPA). The KPA will continue its work resolving the remaining claims for private immovable property originating from 1998-1999 armed conflict.
Delivery of decisions will continue along with case processing and adjudication of all claims filed with the KPA. A KPCC decision, a copy of which is provided to all parties to a claim, determines the property right(s) related to claim(s) filed with the KPA. A successful claimant will through the KPCC decision receive confirmation of an ownership right or a user right to the claimed property. The decisions issued by the KPCC will become final and enforceable unless they are appealed to the Supreme Court of Kosovo within 30 days after delivery to the parties.
Parties to a claim will receive an official decision verified in the English language, as well as translated versions in Albanian and Serbian languages. The English version is the official version and should there be any conflict between the English and the Albanian or Serbian language version, the content of the English version shall prevail.
It is expected that the KPCC which was inaugurated in June 2007, will finalize the adjudication of all property claims submitted to the KPA in early 2010.
The KPA was established on 4 March 2006 through the promulgation of UNMIK Regulation 2006/10 which later was amended with UNMIK Regulation 2006/50. The KPA has, subject to appeal to the Supreme Court of Kosovo, exclusive jurisdiction to resolve claims for private immovable property (including commercial and agricultural properties) arising from 1998-1999 armed conflict in Kosovo.
If you have any questions regarding decisions you can call: 038 249 936.
For more information, please contact:
Tel.: +381 (0)38 249 918 ext. 230 Mob.: +377 (0) 44 300045
External Relations Assistant
Tel.: +377 (0) 44 233 675