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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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Concerned with the publication of news with the names and surnames of the persons ordered to be isolated in quarantine due to coronavirus, the Ombudsperson Institution has publicly addressed the portals in Kosovo. The Ombudperson asked the journalists to fulfill their legal obligations and to do more in the protection of personal data of those who are in quarantine, self-isolation, with Covid-2019 and hospitalized, except in cases when the person gives consent of this. This institution has stated that the Constitution...

The Ombudsman Institution has emphasized that the number of cases of domestic violence has increased by 36% more during March 2020 compared to March 2019. Thus, according to data from the Kosovo Police from a total of 124 reported cases in March 2019, in 2020 there are 169 cases. Domestic violence was one of the biggest human rights violations even before the COVID-2019 pandemic. Among other things, this institution has mentioned that state institutions are obliged to provide protection to victims...

The motion of no confidence initiated by Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) against Albin Kurti’s government was passed on Wednesday night in an extraordinary session by the Assembly of Kosovo. Arben Gashi, head of the LDK’s parliamentary group, introduced the motion of no confidence in front of the Assembly stating that Kurti had violated the governing agreement of the coalition when firing the interior minister Agim Veliu. He continued saying that the Prime Minister’s position on removing the 100% tax on...

This Monday, on a special session of the Kosovo Assembly dedicated to raising public awareness for the victims of sexual violence survivors in Kosovo, Vasfije Krasniqi – Godman spoke about the societal prejudice and institutional negligence towards these victims. She made a call on the institutions to pay attention on the crimes of sexual violence happened during the war in Kosovo. Krasniqi – Goodman is one of the only sexual violence survivors to speak publicly about her story. She also noted the stigma these victims face including by...

The Special Prosecutor Drita Hajdari from the Special Prosecution Office of the Republic of Kosovo has opened a preliminary investigation into the attack on the Jashari Family by Serb Forces in Prekaz on 5, 6 and 7 March 1998, in which 59 people were killed.  Special Prosecutor Drita Hajdari has told BIRN that the investigation has been launched last year and from that time, they were in the stages of gathering evidence. She has also confirmed that the case has not...

In order to further the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights, on 22 January the Ombudsperson Institution (OI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) presented a guideline that provides clarification on the process of searching ECtHR judgments and the content of the database. The database contains judgments, rulings, legal summaries and press releases on ECtHR cases. This guideline will assist judges, prosecutors, legal officers and professionals in the field of justice in interpreting laws and other by-laws in the field of human...

The Kosovo Prosecutorial Council (KPC) has approved the establishment of three departments in the Special Prosecution Office of Kosovo. These departments include the Department for Combating Corruption, the Department for Organized Crime and Financial Crime, and Department against Terrorism. During this meeting, the Council also adopted the Annual Work Report for 2019 and indicated the content of this report. Read the full news here. ...

At a meeting held on December 31, 2020, the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC) presented information on the report for the use of the Case Management Informative System (CMIS) and its interconnection with the Police systems, Prosecutorial system and Court system. The registration of old criminal, civil, administrative and economic cases in the CMIS on the Basic Courts in Prishtina was completed on 12 December 2019. The project had planned to register all cases within these courts during 2019 and their total number was 40,927. The registration on...