The allegations of bribery have not been proven, but the episode "has renewed this debate … about the type of justice that international organizations can deliver" in Kosovo, says Besa Shahini, a senior analyst for the European Stability Initiative in Pristina.
Yet the scandal's effect could extend further, says Ms. Shahini
, to the special tribunal to be established next year.
It will try alleged war crimes committed by Kosovo's guerrilla forces during the Kosovo War in the late 1990s.
"It has set the specialized court up for failure, before it has even been set up," she