The main partners and beneficiaries of the Project are the Kosovo Judicial Council, the Kosovo Judicial Institute, the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council, the Kosovo Bar Association, the Constitutional Court, the Ombudsperson Institution in Kosovo, the Ministry of Justice and the civil society.

The main aim is to support the institutional set up and a coherent legislative framework for Kosovo* non-judicial human rights institutions; to enhance transparency and efficiency of the Kosovo* judiciary; and to build the capacity of legal professionals as regards the application of the European Convention on Human Rights in Kosovo*.

The following results are expected:

  • the role and visibility of the Ombudsperson Institution in Kosovo (OIK) in the system of human rights protection is supported and the capacity of its staff to apply European human rights standards when dealing with individual complaints is enhanced. The OIK’s performance under the new law is assessed;
  • expert assistance is provided to the Kosovo* authorities, upon request, on the design and implementation regulations/planning documents related to human rights institutions.
  • the system of assessment of the judicial and prosecutorial performance is in line with European best practices;
  • a case law database is created and used by legal professionals;
  • the European Convention on Human Rights, the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the other European human rights standards are correctly applied by the Constitutional Court, the ordinary judiciary, prosecutors and lawyers and the overall quality of domestic judgments is improved; the Council of Europe’s HELP Programme tools and training methodology are used by the partners;
  • the human rights component of the Kosovo Judicial Institute training curriculum is assessed and enhanced.
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Summer School on Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights

11-16 July 2016 Zlatibor (Serbia)

The Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe organized the Summer School on Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights in Zlatibor, Serbia. The School (11-16 July) offers a five-day opportunity for 63 future lawyers to enhance their understanding...

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Conference on “Interpretation and Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights by Constitutional Courts of the Western Balkans”

19-20 January 2016 Pristina, Kosovo*

An International Conference “Interpretation and Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights by Constitutional Courts of the Western Balkans” was held at Hotel “Swiss Diamond” in Pristina, Kosovo*. The event brought together Presidents and judges of constitutional courts of the...

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The Council of Europe launches Human Rights training in Kosovo*

30 April 2015 Pristina

A seminar for judges and lawyers of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo* on the right to trial within reasonable time under Article 6 of the ECHR was organised in Pristina. It was the first training activity within the framework of the Council of Europe's project “Support to the Implementation of...

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