28. July. 2021. | 3:38 | Reports


Assessment of the Status of the Rights of Non-Majority Communities in Kosovo



 The past year has seen a number of changes that have had a significant impact on the direction and nature of the relationship between non-majority communities and central level governing authorities. The COVID-19
pandemic has radically altered the global political, social and economic landscape, and has put an incredible strain on financial and material resources, and tested governments’ ability to provide services to their constituents. On top of this, it has also served as a litmus test when it comes to the respect of human rights, and of the ability of institutions to ensure the continued protection of constitutionally-guaranteed mechanisms to defend those rights. In Kosovo, the effects of the ongoing public health emergency has demonstrated the relative vulnerability of non-majority communities, as well as of the continued lack of respect of their rights in day-to-day governing practices and institutional behavior. Having this in mind, the Assessment of the Status of Non-Majority Rights in Kosovo, takes on added urgency and importance, in that it attempts to shed additional light on the challenges facing non-majority communities, both over the past year (2020) as well as over a longer period.

Authors: Caleb Waugh and Igor Marković 

This publication is supported by the International Olof Palme Center and it in no way reflects the views of this institution.

Assessment of the Status of the Rights of Non-Majority Communities in Kosovo