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The “Youth for Justice” project is supported by the US Department of State – INL and has started to be implemented since November 2018 by the Youth Initiative for Human Rights YIHR KS.

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+383 (0) 38 748 018

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edrejtajem@yihr.org

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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...

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...

The Youth for Justice project has delivered messages on human rights, the rule of law and access to justice through six murals in six high schools in the Prishtina, Gjakova, Peja and Ferizaj region during November 2020. Justice murals give young people messages about the importance of justice, access to justice, and encouraging young people to seek justice. With the approval of the project, the company that made the murals has chosen the schools where the murals will be placed,...

Within the project "Youth for Justice" 20 young men and women began their six months’ internship program in the Basic Courts in Peja, Gjakova, Pristina and Ferizaj. According to interns reports, their first month of work has been successful. All interns have been engaged in various judicial departments (civil and criminal), and some of them have been engaged in the judicial administration and in the case management office. They are also engaged in keeping minutes during the hearings, compiling invitations and other legal acts. At the beginning of the work,...

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...