World’s Eyes on Kosovo Amid Push to Halt War Crimes Court

The United States and the European Union have warned lawmakers’ against moves to halt the court before it has even begun work.

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Efforts by Kosovo to suspend a war crimes court set up to prosecute atrocities committed by ethnic Albanians during their independence struggle are threatening relations with Western allies who backed Kosovo’s split from Serbia, European and American officials have warned.The court, based in the Netherlands, was created in 2015 by Kosovo’s Parliament at the urging of the country’s Western allies. With a team of international judges and prosecutors and operating under Kos...