Kosovo committed to strengthening the main pillar of democracy – that of justice (video)

Kosovo, together with its EUKOJUST partners, is committed to further strengthening the main pillar of democracy – that of justice, through reforms in all instances, including those in the Prosecutorial Council and the Judicial Council.

“In the Council, our approach was to be permanently there. Therefore, to be a resource for the council, for the Council members, for the chief prosecutors, for prosecutors of course, for the members of the administration, to be there permanently and for them to be able to ask us questions every time. Whenever they needed we were there,” Cristian Nicoara, EUKOJUST Deputy Team Leader.

“Without any doubt, the support from the EUKOJUST project in these last three years has been truly crucial, especially when we consider the processes that the Prosecution System of Kosovo has undergone. The experts of this project have always been close to us and to the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council, as part of our teams,” said Jetish Maloku, Chair of the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council.

The support was extended to several components, but the most important was that for drafting of the Strategic Plan, and the construction of procedures and regulations for building internal capacities.

“Until now the Strategic Plan was a document, a piece of paper. What we wanted to get is a change in their mindset and behavior towards planning and I think we managed to do that,” adds Nicoara.

Support was offered in many areas to the entire prosecutorial system, such as accountability, communication, administration reform, and career advancement for prosecutors and administrative staff.

Today, communication and technology play an extraordinary role in building trust, which has been a challenge for justice in Kosovo. Challenge addressed by the EUKOJUST project.

“If I were to single out something from these activities, it would be the recommendations of international best practices in legal changes for disciplinary liabilities for prosecutors. Additionally, I highlight the contribution we provided and the essential support in the establishment of the Professional Ethics Committee for prosecutors. Recently, we also coordinated the engagement of civil society for the drafting of the Communication Strategy of the Prosecutorial System for the period 2024-2026. Together with representatives of the Prosecutorial System, we have drawn up this Strategy and addressed all the concerns of civil society,” says Nita Bejta, EUKOJUST Legal Advisor.

“Not only that, but the experts of the project have also contributed significantly to the ICT-CMIS regulatory framework, benefiting not only the Prosecutorial Council of Kosovo but also all the Prosecutor’s Offices in the country,” concludes Maloku.

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