The first joint civil society human rights report in Kosovo

We are pleased to announce the official publication of the first joint civil society human rights report in Kosovo. The report provides an overview of the human rights situation in Kosovo in 2019, including of the main problems and challenges to realizing human rights as well as human rights violations. It assesses civil and political… View Article

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YIHR’s Report on the Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty in Serbian Prison System

On the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights presented its report “Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty in Serbian Prison System”

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ERAC Condemns Statement of MP Kelmendi and Calls for Disciplinary Action Against him by the Assembly of Kosovo

ERAC calls upon the Assembly of Kosovo, of which Mr. Kelmendi is an elected Deputy and is bound by its Rules of Procedure, as well as on the Assembly Committee on Human Rights, Gender Equality, Missing Persons and Petitions, to consider this issue and to strongly condemn the public statements made by Mr. Kelmendi, as… View Article

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Marking the National Day for Missing Persons

Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Kosovo (YIHR KS) and activists of My Initiative today marked the National Day for Missing Persons in Kosovo. The symbolism of today’s action, which was characterised by placing 1781 clothing hangers with each displaying a hanging question mark, shows the neglected fate of such a great number of people,… View Article

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Kosovo Criminal Code

Within the criminal justice system, protection of human rights is an integral part. This is important in two aspects; firstly, in ensuring protection and redress for the victim and secondly, providing a fair trial for the defendant. In amending the Criminal Code, Kosovo had an incredibly important opportunity to enact changes that integrate a human… View Article

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Human Rights Day – a reminder to decision makers

On the occasion of the International Day of Human Rights, and in view of the upcoming Kosovo national elections on December 12, Youth Initiative for Human Rights and Civil Rights Defenders (formerly Swedish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights) call upon all political parties in Kosovo to increase their efforts in promoting the respect for Human… View Article

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