Amnesty International denounces UN's Kosovo mission over atrocities against Serbs

Amnesty International has denounced the U.N. administration in Kosovo for failing to investigate the abduction and killings of Serbs in the aftermath of the 1998-99 war.

The rights group said in a report Tuesday that the U.N.'s mission in Kosovo has failed to provide justice to the relatives of the victims, despite being charged by the U.N. Security Council with protecting human rights.

The U.N. assumed administration of the region after Serbia relinquished the control of most of its former province in 1999 when NATO chased its troops out of the region. An EU mission took over UN duties in 2008.

About 1,800 people went missing during the war that left some 10,000 dead, mostly ethnic Albanians. Hundreds of Kosovo Serbs were killed in revenge attacks by ethnic Albanian militants.