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eport “Human Rights Watch”, Kosovo criticized for human rights

Based on the findings of the report, in 2015, journalists, particularly those reporting on radical Islamic groups, face threats, while the process of investigations and prosecutions, is slow.

International Organization for Human Rights “Human Rights Watch” has published a report which estimated that Kosovo has made little progress, highlighting problems and difficulties in the implementation of programs and-project for human rights in 2015.

According to the report, at least an investigative journalist was forced to temporarily leave Kosovo because of death threats.While AGK has registered 22 complaints by journalists threatened, mainly through social networks.

In 2009 it created the supervisory panel of human rights, as an independent body to assess claims for breach of human rights by EULEX staff. The evaluation of this panel, the report noted that in April, EULEX has breached the European Convention on Human Rights, having failed to investigated the damages caused 116 members of the Roma IDPs in camps within the country, contaminated Lead, during and as a result of the 1999 conflict.

As far as the treatment of minorities, the report states that Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities continue to face problems in obtaining personal documents, which affects their access to health care, social assistance and education.According to the report, the lack of political will, funding and cooperation between central and municipal authorities, have contributed to the failure to fully implement the 2010 strategy for the integration of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities.

Based on the conclusions of the report, growth was recorded in the return of citizens from Western Europe to Kosovo, whose Albanian majority, but also Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians.

In its report “Human Rights Watch”, stating that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kosovo, has recorded 7,380 persons forcibly returned to Kosovo, from 1 January to 30 September 2015. Among these 320 Roma people, 282 Ashkali, 68 Egyptians. Among them were 1855 children.

www.mediaelire.net

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