Sejdiu: No one can fight corruption, but judicial and prosecutorial systems

The President of Republic of Kosovo, Dr. Fatmir Sejdiu, visited today the Supreme Court of Kosovo, where he was received by the President of the Court Mr. Fejzullah Hasani and the Chair of the Kosovo Judicial Council Mr. Enver Peci.

During the visit, President Sejdiu said he was pleased that the team has assumed its mandate to lead the courts and that judges were selected from among an elite of Kosovo lawyers who know what they want for their country, for its national interests and for its advancement towards positive processes in line with modern judicial systems. He said that, since his last visit last year, they have fulfilled several tasks and commitments, such as the decreeing of new judges, and that headway was made in terms of reforms at all levels of judicial and prosecutorial systems of our country.

“The judiciary constitutes a major pillar – I also told this to the Office of the State Prosecutor – which should bee free from political influence, and their call is to do their best in solving the cases by law and by the Constitution and to enhance, promote and implement the law in the best possible way. Negative phenomena like corruption cannot be combated by anyone else, but these people and institutions, and they do involve people who bear the responsibility for ensuring a proper implementation of the law. Certainly, cooperation with all other institutions of our country is required. Political elites come and go following elections, but the people that manage the prosecutorial and judicial systems retain their constitutional mandate”, President Sejdiu pointed out.

President Sejdiu said he will do his utmost to ensure that institutions that decide on the budget to be allocated to other institutions of the country provide them a treatment commensurate with the one provided in other countries of the region.

Asked by journalists about cases of corruption largely covered by the media, President Sejdiu said law must apply to everyone and judicial and prosecutorial systems must do their job in order to bring real justice in rendering final decisions founded on principles of justice in each case respectively.

On the other hand, the President of the Supreme Court of Kosovo Mr. Fejzullah Hasani updated the President on the situation in the judiciary in general, especially in the Supreme Court, following the process of reappointments, as well as challenges that they are facing in their efforts to consolidate the judiciary.

“We received from President Sejdiu assurances of his unreserved support for our efforts. I believe we are on the right track and I also believe that we will bring the judiciary on the right track”, Mr. Fejzullahu said.

In addition, President Sejdiu held a lengthy meeting with the judges of the Supreme Court of Kosovo.