LAUNCH OF THE SECOND JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN KOSOVO IN 2020
We are pleased to announce the official publication of the second joint civil society human rights report in Kosovo. The report provides an overview of the human rights situation in Kosovo in 2020, including of the main problems and challenges to realizing human rights, human rights violations, and the evolving human rights implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures. It assesses civil and political rights; economic, social and cultural rights; human rights issues relating to specific groups and persons in vulnerable situations; and several cross-cutting human rights topics, such as corruption and human rights, transitional justice, and the environment and human rights.
Thirty-four civil society organizations (CSOs) working on protecting and promoting human rights in Kosovo have joined forces to draft this report, which has been produced at the end of an inclusive and participatory process. In addition to further enhancing cooperation and coordination between civil society actors from different backgrounds, this report continues to fill a critical gap by providing joint monitoring and reporting on human rights in Kosovo at the local and international levels. It addresses the most pressing human rights issues and challenges in Kosovo that were chosen after a thorough consideration of the local context during a consultative process with a number of human rights CSOs. In addition, the report provides concrete recommendations to Kosovo institutions that are aimed at improving the human rights situation in Kosovo.
Kosova Young Lawyers – KYL was involved in consultation process and contributed in drafting the report.