The first of a series of info legal sessions on access to justice started at Europe House. In collaboration with OPRE ROMA Kosovo Movement, EUKOJUST Expert Alina Matache and Legal Adviser Nita Bejta conducted a roundtable focused on the structure of Kosovo’s criminal, civil, and administrative justice system.
A lively discussion ensued with the regional leaders of the OPRE ROMA Movement on the efficiency and transparency of Kosovo’s legal system, especially regarding vulnerable people and marginalized groups.
The participants also had the opportunity to meet and discuss with key institutions’ representatives the main challenges faced by the Roma community in Kosovo, such as Qendrim Gashi, Legal Officer at the Free Legal Aid Agency, Niman Hajdari, Deputy Ombudsperson, Lieutenant Colonel Zylfije Dema, Director of the Directorate for Community Policing and Crime Prevention at the Kosovo Police and Muhamet Vokrri Professor, Vice-Dean of the Law Faculty in Pristina, Judge Rrezarta Ajeti from Pristina Basic Court.
The main topics discussed were access to effective remedies, census, discrimination in the justice and education system, and access to free legal aid.
The main goal of the Info Legal Sessions, which will occur in all Kosovo regions, is to provide legal knowledge to vulnerable citizens to strengthen their capacity to exercise their rights.