Kosovo Institutions Applying the Law on the Use of Languages

In the period from July to October 2007, the Humanitarian Law Center – Kosovo (HLC – Kosovo) researched and analyzed the extent to which local Kosovo institutions, Kosovo Assembly, District and Municipal Court in Prishtinë/Priština, Kosovo Property Agency, and Health Care Centre IV apply the Law on the Use of Languages. HLC-Kosovo conducted research in the following multiethnic municipalities: (Prizren/Prizren, Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje, Klinë/Klina, Gjilan/Gnjilane, Peja/Peć, and Dragaš/Dragash). It was also conducted in the municipalities with a predominantly Albanian population (Skenderaj/Srbica, Deçan/Dečane, Gllogovc/Glogovac, Malishevë/Mališevo, Podujevë/Podujevo/), and in the municipalities with predominantly Serb population (Štrpce/Shtërpcë, Leposavić/Leposaviq, Zubin Potok/Zubin Potok, and Zvečan/Zveçan). HLC-Kosovo treated Prishtinë/Priština and Mitrovicë/Mitrovica as special cases.

Kosovo Institutions Applying the Law on the Use of Languages

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Kosovo Institutions Applying the Law on the Use of Languages

In the period from July to October 2007, the Humanitarian Law Center – Kosovo (HLC – Kosovo) researched and analyzed the extent to which local Kosovo institutions, Kosovo Assembly, District and Municipal Court in Prishtinë/Priština, Kosovo Property Agency, and Health Care Centre IV apply the Law on the Use of Languages. HLC-Kosovo conducted research in the following multiethnic municipalities: (Prizren/Prizren, Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje, Klinë/Klina, Gjilan/Gnjilane, Peja/Peć, and Dragaš/Dragash). It was also conducted in the municipalities with a predominantly Albanian population (Skenderaj/Srbica, Deçan/Dečane, Gllogovc/Glogovac, Malishevë/Mališevo, Podujevë/Podujevo/), and in the municipalities with predominantly Serb population (Štrpce/Shtërpcë, Leposavić/Leposaviq, Zubin Potok/Zubin Potok, and Zvečan/Zveçan). HLC-Kosovo treated Prishtinë/Priština and Mitrovicë/Mitrovica as special cases.

Kosovo Institutions Applying the Law on the Use of Languages

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Ethnic Communities in Kosovo in 2006

The report relates to the period January-December 2006, coinciding with the Vienna talks on the future status of Kosovo between the Serbian Government and Kosovo Negotiations Team. Given the circumstances, the monitoring of respect for the human rights of ethnic communities is an activity of the utmost importance.

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A Documentary Film by the Humanitarian Law Center – The Scorpions, a Home Movie

“This, in fact, was the strength of the Scorpions, all the family ties.  […]  We all had family ties and were old friends from school.” – says Dusko Kosanovic, aka Owl, former memeber of the Scorpions.


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Victim/Witness Counselling and Legal Representation: a Model of Support – Project implementation report

In the period following the toppling of Slobodan Milošević, the transitional government supported domestic war crimes trials, but it soon became clear that serious impediments existed. Police was not willing to share its data on war crimes perpetrators with prosecutors, primarily because most of them belonged to the police. On the other hand, prosecutors and judges were not able to secure victims’ participation in war crimes trials because of their mistrust in Serbian institutions.


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Natasa Kandic, one of the sixty heroes of the “Time” magazine

On November 13, 2006, the European “Time” magazine published a special edition titled “Sixty Years of Heroes”, with 60 names of those who, by the Time’s standards, have been influencing our lives since 1946. Natasa Kandic, the Humanitarian Law Centre Executive Director was named one of them.


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