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I am sharing my story of how I managed to create a stable life by canceling my trip abroad. Like every unemployed person in Kosovo, my parent was in the same situation. He had a “mountain” of diplomas and many years of experience as a professor, but unfortunately, he was forced to emigrate in search of a better life. I also intended to follow in my father's footsteps even though we both didn't want to leave the homeland, sad to...

Women's rights represent the basic human rights that were enshrined by the UN for every human on this planet almost 70 years ago. These rights include the right to stay free from violence, labor, and discrimination; to be cultivated; to have property; to take, and to get reasonable and equal wages. More than fifty years after the passing of the Equal wage Act, women are even paid not as much as males in every business, in almost every job. This is...

Youth Initiative for Human Rights - Kosovo (YIHR KS) invites law students from public and private universities to apply to the Court Monitoring Program in the basic court in the region of Prishtina, Ferizaj, Peja, Gjakova, Mitrovica, Gjilan and Prizren and their branches. 50 students studying law will have the opportunity to monitor from 10 court hearings. After each hearing, each monitor must submit a monitoring report, and at the end of the program is required to prepare a blog that...

Share your opinion on the justice system or human rights in Kosovo through essays or poetry! YIHR KS invites all young people from high schools and public and private universities in Kosovo to participate in the artistic competition organized within the project "Youth for Justice" where essays and poems will reflect the justice system in Kosovo and human rights in creative form. The three winners of the first places of the competition will be awarded and the winning poems/essays will be posted...

Want to learn more about the role of judge, prosecutor or lawyer? Do you want to know how a court hearing is conducted and test yourself in the role of a lawyer, prosecutor or judge? The “Local Mock Trial Prishtina” activity will provide an opportunity for 30 high school youth from the region of Prishtina to be part of an interactive and creative three-day simulation about the justice system and the role of a judge, a prosecutor or a lawyer. This residential activity...

At yesterday's meeting of the Government, a concept document for the development of the vetting process in the justice system was presented for voting, as it was announced on the website of the Ministry of Justice. The news says that the concept document has been approved with full unanimity by the cabinet and through it aims to create an independent, impartial and credible justice system. The document has been developed in several main pillars related to verification of personal integrity of...

The Internship Program for Law Students  Position: Intern Duration: 6 months (1st of November 2021 – 30th of April 2022) Location: Basic Courts in Prishtina, Peja, Gjakovë, Ferizaj, Gjilan, Mitrovicë, Prizren and their branches. Type of practice: Full-time paid internship ($200/month) Criteria and Qualifications: Student (final year) or law graduate from public or private universities in Kosovo; Possess professional spoken and written communication skills in Albanian (knowledge of English or Serbian is an advantage); Basic computer skills as well as programs such as Word, PowerPoint...

During the Living Library activity organized in Ferizaj, Kamenica and Lipjan within the project "Protection of economic and social rights during and after the Covid-19 pandemic", young people talked about the impact that the pandemic has had on their lives. As the pandemic has largely endangered all economic and social rights due to job closures and the transition of the education system, this activity has highlighted the challenges that young people have faced during the pandemic by focusing on economic and...

Human rights are the fundamental rights of individuals, they signify the depth of humanity. We are entitled to human rights irrespective of any condition. Every individual is responsible for upholding human rights in society by not violating anyone. If a certain individual holds some kind of privilege it should be expected of them to use it to raise awareness on issues of those whose rights were violated in any way, so they can be helped. To reach peace we must...

In an article of UN Women, the Ombudsperson in Kosovo Naim Qelaj has spoken about the steps that Kosovo has taken to eliminate the violence against women, on the increase of gender-based violence affected by Covid-19 pandemic, and the challenges regarding domestic violence. The Ombudsperson has highlight the amendment to the Constitution that allowed the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in Kosovo as a main step to eliminate violence against women in the last five years. The Ombusperson has also mentioned...