Acta Universitatis Danubius. Juridica, Vol 14, No 3 (2018)

Minority rights in Kosovo

Bashkim Rrahmani


Among many national minorities in Kosovo, there is one that is more protected and that enjoys more rights compared to the others. According to the Kosovo Constitution, The Republic of Kosovo is a multi-ethnic society consisting of Albanian and other Communities, governed democratically with full respect for the rule of law through its legislative, executive and judicial institutions. Based on this definition Kosovo is multi-ethnic which is composed of many communities but in practice one ethnic community is more equal compared to the others. It as an ethnic community appears to be the biggest obstacle for the future developments in Kosovo. The attitudes of this ethnic community for the state of Kosovo determines the Kosovo inner developments; it determines the relationships between Kosovo and Serbia and it could have some impact in the entire region of the Balkans.

Using the combined methodology with method of historical analysis, method of legal analysis, method of comparison analysis, method of systemic analysis, the author will describe and explain the position of national communities known as minorities with the specific emphasis on the position of Serbian Minority in Kosovo according to the Kosovo legal system and the international law.

Key words: constitution, national, community, minority, Kosovo, Serbia


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