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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Young people from Kosovo and Serbia were guest at DokuFest ‘10

Youth Initiative for Human Rights is committed to break the barriers between youth Albanian and Serb and this is realized through various activities within the Program for Regional Visiting and the Program for Visiting within Kosovo. From 2 to 5 August 2010, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights organized a thematic visit in the 9th… View Article

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Debate on the matter of the Day of Missing Persons: The key to finding the missing persons is opening the archives, initiating proceedings against those who are responsible

The issue of missing persons is always one related to crimes committed during the war, and once you face those, you become accountable and the prosecution of those who committed the crimes begins. The issue of missing persons is one authorities avoid precisely due to the lack of will to have the perpetrators brought to justice, says Serbeze Haxhiaj, journalist for Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) Kosovo during the debate about missing persons held by the Youth Initiative for Human Rights on occasion of International Day of the Disappeared on August 30.

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Joint Statement of the Civil Society Organizations on the Draft-Law on Protection of the KLA War Values

Civil society organizations call on the deputies from the Democratic Party of Kosovo, specifically the proposer of the draft-law Mr. Gazmend Bytyqi to withdraw the Draft-law on the Protection of KLA War Values.

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A different approach to negotiations with Kosovo is imperative

On the occasion of EU Special Representative Miroslav Lajčak’s visit and meeting with Kosovan representatives in Washington D.C. on Saturday, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights calls on President Vučić and other government representatives in Belgrade to approach this phase of negotiations in a manner different to those that have preceded.

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YIHR Kosovo and YIHR Serbia condemn the denial rhetoric of President Vucic

Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR Kosovo) and Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Serbia (YIHR Serbia) strongly condemn the statement of President of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic about the denial of the massacre in Račak.

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The “Mirëdita, dobar dan!” Festival closes today

The“Mirëdita, dobar dan!” festival, an event to be held in Belgrade for the sixth time presenting modern cultural and social scene of Kosovo, is to be closed today at 7PM with an award presentation to the authors of the film ’Albanian Women Are Our Sisters’ and to ’Samizdat B92’ for exceptional contribution to reconciliation and the culture of remembrance of the peace activists from Serbia and Kosovo.

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Šainović needs to apologize for his crimes and stop promoting criminal politics

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) wishes to express its disapproval of the public panels and statements made within public institutions and public media service RTS where convicted war criminal Nikola Šainović has made guest appearances, and where facts about war crimes that affected Albanian population in Kosovo during 1999. were being neglected or made relative.

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Human rights NGOs mark anniversary of crimes against Albanians

The UNMIK Office on Missing Persons and Forensics claims that 744 human remains belonging to Kosovar Albanians were found in Batajnica, on the outskirts of Belgrade.

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YIHR’s Letter to Ana Brnabić on Using the Ministry of Defence for Promoting War Criminals

Open letter of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights to Prime Minister Ana Brnabić

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