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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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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...

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...

According to “Drejtësia Sot”, in a decision announced by the Basic Court of Prishtina, it was noted that the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kosovo has not been executed, since in the sentencing it was not imposed the additional sentence for the defendant for the bribery criminal offence, while performing his work at the Kosovo Institute of Public Health. The court imposed a sentence of 6 months, while with the consent of the defendant the sentence was replaced with a...

At the end of last year, the European Parliament had formally adopted the revised Drinking Water Directive about the quality of water intended for human consumption. The objective of this Directive is to protect human health from harmful effects of any water contamination that is intended for human consumption by ensuring that it is wholesome and clean, and free from any micro-organisms, parasites or any substances that may be a potential danger to human health. The Drinking Water Directive will apply...

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, YIHR KS Project Coordinator Vilson Haxholli in an interview for Radio KFOR spoke about the importance of combating racial discrimination. "Our organization constantly advocates and promotes human rights regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity and it is very important that such days are marked to prevent discrimination in any form. Through our training and activities we try to make young people aware that discrimination is not an option and...

On March 19, 2021, Turkey withdrew from the historic European treaty which protects women from violence, signed by Turkey for the first time 10 years ago and bearing the name of its largest city. The Istanbul Convention, signed in 2011, states that men and women have equal rights by obliging state authorities to prevent gender-based violence, protect victims and prosecute perpetrators. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decree is a blow to women's rights defenders, who say the deal is essential to fighting domestic...

In the statistical report of the courts for 2020 published by the Kosovo Judicial Council, the Supreme Court of Kosovo, the Court of Appeals of Kosovo and the seven basic courts in Kosovo during 2020 have received 60, 668 cases, while 53,145 or 87.6% percent have been completed. This report presents the types of cases such as criminal cases, serious crimes, juvenile crimes, civil, economic and administrative. For the full report click HERE....