The support on drafting the Concept Document for realizing civil rights in Kosovo, including the right to fair trial within a reasonable time and effective legal remedies, provided by EUKOJUST is progressing. EUKOJUST Expert on Access to Justice, Alina Matache, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, European Integration Department, organized a two days’ workshop with a variety of stakeholders including judges, legal experts, civil servants and representative of the Ombudsperson.
The focus of the workshop was to discuss the first draft of the Concept Document, prepared by Ms. Bardha Maxhuni and Mr. Avni Puka. The Concept Document, an activity foreseen by Kosovo Rule of Law Strategy, outlined the main challenges in realizing the civil rights in Kosovo. Although these rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the national legislation, Kosovo still suffers from a lack of effective legal remedies in criminal, civil and administrative matters. Several options on how to overcome this challenge were discussed and presented to the Working Group. Moreover, a presentation on the international best practices was also delivered by the EUKOJUST Legislative Framework Expert, Idlir Peci.
The Concept Document will integrate the comments of the Working Group members and it will be open for public consultation in due time.