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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.

Phone

+383 (0) 38 748 018

E-mail

edrejtajem@yihr.org

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In an article from “Drejtësia Sot” it is reported that for an indictment filed on December 20, 2020 by the Basic Prosecution in Gjakova for the criminal offense of bribery, the Basic Court of Gjakova had not scheduled an initial hearing almost two months since the indictment was filed. This is contrary to the legal provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code which demands that the judge or the trial panel shall immediately schedule the initial hearing, which shall be held...

Zero Discrimination Day is celebrated on March 1 of each year in order to end discrimination based on income, age, health status, profession, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity and religion. For the first time, Zero Discrimination Day was approved by the United Nations on March 1, 2014. This day aims to build global solidarity towards ending all forms of discrimination and is marked especially by organizations like UNAIDS that fight discrimination against people living with HIV / AIDS. Zero Discrimination...

The World Justice Project (WJP) has added Kosovo to its Rule of Law Index for the first time in 2020, ranking it in the top half of countries worldwide and second in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. The World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index for 2020 is a report that measures the rule of law based on the general experiences and perceptions of the public and legal practitioners within the country and experts worldwide. This report presents...

The Rule of Law Strategy has been drafted by the Government of Kosovo and is in the phase of public consultation. To learn about the evaluation of political parties about the strategy, about the position on the vetting process and the budget support that will be given to the rule of law in Kosovo. Betimi për Drejtësi addresses all of these issues which you can see at this LINK....

The Institution of the Ombudsperson in Kosovo has issued a Press Release regarding the publication of the Legal Opition Ex-officio no. 148/20120 on the legal identity of unregistered persons. According to the analysis of the national and international legal framework by this institution, it turns out that not ensuring the legal identity of the persons in question constitutes a violation of human rights, more precisely the rights of children, therefore such cases should be treated with priority and within a reasonable time. This Legal Opinion is addressed to...

According to Article 183, paragraph 2, of the Kosovo Criminal Code, sexual harassment means any form of unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature, aimed at violating the dignity of a person, and creates an environment which is objectively intimidating, hostile, degrading or humiliating. Lack of proper education as a society has increased the numbers of sexual harassment, which generally comes from boys and men with various words and sexual pressure on girls and women. This...

Twenty-sixth of June marks the International Day in support of victims of torture, stipulated by General Assembly of United Nations. Due to pandemic, the National Mechanism on Torture Prevention (NMTP) of Ombudsperson institution has stopped carrying on-site visits to the detention centers and prisons, grounded on the principle of “not engendering a greater damage” recommended by the European Committee on torture prevention and the Committee Against Torture (CAT). Nonetheless, monitoring of rights of persons deprived of liberty by the NMTP...

The Ombudsperson Mr. Hilmi Jashari, to get acquainted with the situation caused by the pandemic, visited the National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo (NIPHK). Mr. Jashari met with the Director of NIPHK, Mr. Naser Ramadani and was informed about the challenges that this institution is facing, the large number of recently infected, and the fear of the situation getting out of control. Through a press release, the Ombudsperson Institution has also appealed to all citizens to respect the required protection...