Rule of Law – Justiz im Kosovo

Rule of Law – Justice in Kosovo

Susanne Brandstätter
Claudia Fenz is a judge for the UN Mission in Kosovo. During a court procedure against young Albanians accused of having participated in a heavy assault incident, where a whole group of villagers watched or participated in the killing of two Serbs, Judge Fenz learns of the existence of a local council of village elders who arbitrate in cases of conflict. In trying to familiarize herself with the local customs, Carola Fenz encounters an existing traditional jurisdiction in contrast to the rule of law pursued by UN jurisdiction. The film follows the court proceedings up to the last session in which the verdicts are pronounced and reflects the background of apparently differing ethical standards.
Technical Data
Running time: 99
Format: Betacam SP
Sound: Bernhard Bamberger
Language spoken: English/Albanian
Subtitles: English
Production year: 2006
Director(s): Susanne Brandstätter
Writer(s): Susanne Brandstätter
Cinematography: Jerzy Palacz
Editing: Veronika Hlawatsch, Michaela Müllner
Producer: Susanne Brandstätter
Producers: Josef Aichholzer
Awards (selection):

Critics Award (Los Angeles/South East European Film Festival)

Envision Productions