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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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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....

After an 11-year legal battle between YIHR KS and Klan Kosova, the Kosovo Court of Appeals upheld the decision of the Basic Court in Prishtina, considering the lawsuit for defamation of Klan Kosova as unfounded. In May 2010, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights - Kosovo published a 50-page report “Shrinking Public Space Governance and Freedom of Expression in Kosovo”, a result of a six-month research effort set up by YIHR KS that concerns the television in question was favoring a...

On March 15, 1962, US President John F. Kennedy passed the Consumer Rights Act, and in 1985 the United Nations General Assembly adopted directives to protect consumers. Since then, March 15 has been marked as World Consumer Rights Day. The Law on Consumer Protection in Kosovo was adopted in 2004 by the Assembly of Kosovo and includes the right to information, security, the right to vote and the right to be heard. This date is marked in Kosovo by the Department...

On International Women's Day, YIHR KS has supported the march with the motto "We march against the patriarchy that kills" in the streets of the capital. The march conveyed the message of resistance to patriarchy that has taken the lives of many women during 2020, as well as to commemorate and demand justice and equality for all women. Many civil society organizations and activists joined the march holding posters with the inscriptions "Patriarchate Kills", "Justice for Murdered Women", "I choose what...

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....