Acta Universitatis Danubius. Juridica, Vol 14, No 3 (2018)

Expertise and Procedural position of Expert’s under the Kosovo Code of Criminal Procedure

Fitim Shishani

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Abstract: The role of expertise in criminal proceedings is becoming more and more important. Achievements in different sciences are allowing the results of expertise and experts’ opinions to be handled by courts as evidence equivalent to other evidence, in order to lighten a particular criminal case. For the purpose of harmonizing with international practice, the standards that apply to expertise under the current Criminal Procedure Code of Kosovo (2013) have changed. This study aims at analysing and examining the procedural aspect of expertise, expert’s position and in the end, his/her opinion as evidence in criminal proceedings based on the Criminal Procedure Code of Kosovo. Through the analytical method, we ascertain the innovations offered by the Code to the parties in criminal proceedings regarding the expertise, appointment of expert and his/her opposition. The paper concludes that the Code does not give a special value to expertise in relation to other evidence in court proceedings.


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