Kosovo*

Visit to Kosovo*

Commissioner Hammarberg calls for stop of forced returns and immediate evacuation of Roma from lead-contaminated camps

15/02/10 Strasbourg
After the second visit within ten months to the lead-contaminated Roma camps of Česmin Lug and Osterode in northern Kosovo, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, deplored that the situation for the inhabitants remains the same: "The fact that the camps have been inhabited for a full decade is no less than a scandal. The international community has a large part...
Letter to Germany

Commissioner Hammarberg stresses need to halt returns to Kosovo*

15/12/2009 Strasbourg
"The forced return to Kosovo of people who have found shelter in European states should be halted", said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights publishing today a letter to the Chancellor of Germany, Dr. Angela Merkel. He notes that Kosovo lacks infrastructures allowing refugees' sustainable reintegration. The Commissioner is particularly worried by the fact that Roma expelled from...

Letter to the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mrs. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, concerning forced returns to Kosovo CommDH(2009)42 / 15 December 2009

Report on Special Mission to Kosovo (2009)

Report of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights' Special Mission to Kosovo (23-27 March 2009) CommDH(2009)23 / 02 July 2009

Letter to Special Representative of the UN Secretary General

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Ambassador Lamberto Zannier (UNMIK), Special Representative of the UN Secretary General CommDH(2009)20 / 23 April 2009 Reply by Ambassador Lamberto Zannier (UNMIK), Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to the letter of Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights CommDH(2009)21 / 23 April 2009

Report on Kosovo (2002)

Report by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights on Kosovo: the human rights situation and the fate of persons displaced from their homes CommDH(2002)11 / 16 October 2002

* "All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999) and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo".