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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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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...

The Kosovo Law Institute (KLI) has published the report "The failure of the courts to complete the Program for Compensation to Victims of Crime". Researchers from KLI stated that the analysis of this report shows that the courts have not implemented the Law on Crime Victim Compensation and have not stayed close to the victims. This organization has analyzed 370 judgments by the courts, 185 of them of 2018, and their analysis has confirmed that 50 percent of cases have not implemented Law on Crime...

On May 17, 2020, in Pristina, was marked the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. On this day, the Ombudsperson Institution drew attention to the LGBT group as one of the most vulnerable groups in the country. The institution noted that constitutional guarantees for human rights are fundamental values ​​for a democratic society and that the Law on Protection from Discrimination provides a general framework for protection against discrimination and concretizes the provisions of international conventions and the Constitution. Furthermore, when...

The Conditional Release Panel has decided on one hundred and ninety-seven (197) requests of cases filed by convicts through Correctional Centers, which required conditional release. Of the ten (10) sessions held, seventy (70) requests were approved, eighty-four (84) were rejected, nine (9) requests were thrown down, eighteen (18) were suspended, and for sixteen (16) requests the review procedure for parole has been terminated due to premature release by the courts. Read the full news here. ...