The book offers an interesting introduction into the Kosovo Specialist Chambers. It is divided into two separate parts, each drafted by a different author using her own unique strengths and talents.
Taken as a whole, the book offers, usefully, an early assessment on a still little known jurisdictional body, a further test bench for so-called internationalized tribunals, in the now wide and varied landscape of judicial mechanisms for prosecuting war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Maria Stefania Cataleta is a contract professor of international criminal law at Niccolò Cusano University in Italy and an associate researcher at LADIE-Université Côte d’Azur in France. She is also a lawyer admitted to the International Criminal Court, Kosovo Specialist Chambers, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and Special Tribunal for Lebanon. She holds PhD in Public Law (France), PhD in Political Science (Italy) and LL.M. in International Law (UK). She has published Il Tribunale Speciale per il Libano (Editoriale Scientifica, 2014), Les droits de la défense devant la Cour Pénale Internationale (L’Harmattan, 2016) and several books and articles in international journals.
Chiara Loiero has a master’s degree in Law from LUISS University and an LL.M. in Public International Law from Leiden University. After passing the professional Italian bar exam, she has worked with NGOs in the field of international justice, including Amnesty International, and in Defence teams representing individuals before international criminal tribunals, at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) and the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) as Case Manager, Legal Assistant and Legal Associate.