FOL Movement Demands Debate on Property Confiscation Bill22. June 2012 - 11:48 — Dejan Georgievski
The FOL Movement organized a debate, on June 15, 2012, to discuss the importance of the Draft-Law on Extended Competencies to Confiscate Property Gained through Illegal and Criminal Activities in the fight against organized crime and corruption in Kosovo.
In addition to civil society representatives, MPs Albulena Haxhiu from the Self-Determination Movement (Levizja Vetevendosja LVV) and Halit Krasniqi from PDK also participated in the debate, as direct contributors to the recommendations regarding this draft-law. Haxhiu supported the civil society’s recommendations and suggestions and announced that LVV parliamentary group will not vote on the Draft-Law unless it includes the recommendations of the civil society organizations.
Halit Krasniqi excessively praised the work of the Ministry of Justice in the preparation of the draft, but added that the voting in the committees and the Assembly is more individual. Krasniqi also said that the draft-law shouldn’t be applicable to offenses committed before its adoption.
Driton Selmanaj from the Kosovo Democratic Institute criticized the MPs who, in his view, “vote contrary to their public statements and commitments”. Selmanaj noted several previous examples of laws, which were seriously criticized and attacked, to be voted in by the same MPs that attacked them.
The representatives of the civil society and the media said they will continue to pressure the MPs to not allow for the Law to be adopted without first incorporating their recommendations and suggestions. (Source: Fol Movement)