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These days, besides talking about the value of the Constitution, we are paying special attention to cases of its violation. The right to life, the right to a fair trial, the prohibition of discrimination and equality before the law are just some of the rights that have been violated to a large degree by Kosovo's state institutions. On the last day of marking the week of the Constitution, you can read below about violations of equality before the law. Equality before the...

The first instance, the Basic Court The Basic Courts are competent to adjudicate all cases in the first instance. For example, if you have experienced a car accident and from this accident you have suffered bodily injuries and damage to the vehicle, in which case you claim compensation from the insurance company, you can go to the Basic Court with a claim for damage compensation, if such a thing has not been done voluntarily by the insurance company. The second instance, the Court...

Today, Kosovo marks Constitution Day, a very important date for the well-being and functioning of the state, given its power and role in a democratic state, such as Kosovo. One of the most important chapters in the Constitution of Kosovo is Chapter II, which defines fundamental human rights, and these rights are recognized by other international acts. Although the role of the state is proactive in protecting human rights, practice has often shown us that sometimes it is the state itself...

During the week marking Constitution Day, which is April 9, we will continue to share cases of violations by state institutions in Kosovo. Discrimination as a phenomenon in our society occurs in many forms and especially against certain social groups/communities. However, in addition to the discrimination that appears in this form, Kosovo has also faced discrimination stemming from the law/bylaws. You can read below about how this case was handled. Discrimination - The case of the Law on Rights and Responsibilities of...

Human rights, the structure of important state institutions and other basic institutions for the well-functioning of the state are regulated by the Constitution of Kosovo. Adopted by the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo, a body that reflects the representation of the people, the Constitution is the highest act in the states that generally establishes the framework of all fundamental issues for the country, where these issues are then enacted through laws.All other laws passed by the Assembly of Kosovo are...

The motion of no confidence initiated by Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) against Albin Kurti’s government was passed on Wednesday night in an extraordinary session by the Assembly of Kosovo. Arben Gashi, head of the LDK’s parliamentary group, introduced the motion of no confidence in front of the Assembly stating that Kurti had violated the governing agreement of the coalition when firing the interior minister Agim Veliu. He continued saying that the Prime Minister’s position on removing the 100% tax on...

This Monday, on a special session of the Kosovo Assembly dedicated to raising public awareness for the victims of sexual violence survivors in Kosovo, Vasfije Krasniqi – Godman spoke about the societal prejudice and institutional negligence towards these victims. She made a call on the institutions to pay attention on the crimes of sexual violence happened during the war in Kosovo. Krasniqi – Goodman is one of the only sexual violence survivors to speak publicly about her story. She also noted the stigma these victims face including by...

The Special Prosecutor Drita Hajdari from the Special Prosecution Office of the Republic of Kosovo has opened a preliminary investigation into the attack on the Jashari Family by Serb Forces in Prekaz on 5, 6 and 7 March 1998, in which 59 people were killed.  Special Prosecutor Drita Hajdari has told BIRN that the investigation has been launched last year and from that time, they were in the stages of gathering evidence. She has also confirmed that the case has not...

In order to further the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights, on 22 January the Ombudsperson Institution (OI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) presented a guideline that provides clarification on the process of searching ECtHR judgments and the content of the database. The database contains judgments, rulings, legal summaries and press releases on ECtHR cases. This guideline will assist judges, prosecutors, legal officers and professionals in the field of justice in interpreting laws and other by-laws in the field of human...