Despite encouraging developments in the policy and institutional framework for the protection and promotion of the rights of displaced persons and returnees, security incidents at a number of returns sites continue to negatively affect the returns process, concludes an OSCE Mission in Kosovo report issued today.
The report welcomes efforts by Kosovo institutions to enhance coordination of the returns process through the establishment of Municipal Offices for Communities and Returns in most municipalities. However, it also documents an increase in security incidents affecting returnees and their property, including frequent burglaries and looting, and damage to places of religious or cultural significance. […]
A memorandum of understanding between the OSCE Mission to Montenegro, the Bureau for the Care of Refugees and the Red Cross of Montenegro will be signed in Podgorica tomorrow.
The memorandum will mark the beginning of co-operation between the parties in assisting displaced persons from Kosovo to obtain the documentation necessary to acquire legal status in Montenegro. An important part of the memorandum is a social inclusion element providing access to education as a first step in the integration of displaced persons into Montenegrin society. […]