16. July. 2020. | 06:31


How to ensure that judiciary in Kosovo truly becomes bilingual?



On Thursday 16 July, a round table dedicated to the draft Proposal for Amendments to the Law on the Use of Languages was held. The Proposal was prepared by NGO AKTIV with the aim of improving the respect for official bilingualism and language rights in court proceedings in Kosovo.

 

 

The proposal for amendments to the Law is based on the findings of the research “Language Impediments to Equal Access to Services” conducted by the NGO AKTIV. You can find the publication here.

The round table brought together jurists and representatives of civil society and institutions to discuss legal provisions proposed by the NGO AKTIV. The general conclusion of the participants of the round table is that the proposed changes are needed, but that it is also necessary to amend other provisions of the Law on the Use of Languages, ​​as well as to improve the implementation of the Law and respect for language rights in practice.

A round table with representatives of embassies and international organizations on the same topic will be held on Friday, 17 July. Once consultations with the stakeholders have been completed, NGO AKTIV will revise the Proposal for Amendments to the Law on the Use of Languages ​​and present it to the general public.

The round table was organized within the project “Creating Bilingual Kosovo” implemented by the NGO AKTIV with the support of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pristina.

More to follow…