Thaci, accused of Human Organ-Trafficking, becomes PM of Kosovo

Thaci Justice

Thaci (far right) with the Kosovo President and Secretary of State Robert Gates (Photo:

Hashim Thaci, a man who was linked to charges of corruption and the trafficking of human organs, has been  elected as PM of Kosovo by an overwhelming majority. Thaci was a key political leader for the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the war against Serbia in the late 1990s. A report by the Council of Europe suggested that organs were taken from the bodies of prisoners of the KLA in 1999. Thaci has vehemently denied the charges.

It seems unlikely that any judicial proceedings will be taken against Thaci. He was elected by a vote of 65-1 and Kosovo is one of the world’s newest states and is just getting on its feet. There does not appear to be widespread appetite or momentum to bring a legal case against him.

Either way, Thaci clearly won the hearts of some people…


About Mark Kersten

Mark is a researcher, consultant and teacher based at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto, Canada. His research focuses on the nexus of international criminal justice and conflict resolution. Specifically, Mark's work examines the politics of the International Criminal Court and the effects of its interventions on peace, justice and conflict processes.
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