The legal framework after Kosovo’s independence in 2008 guarantees minority communities, among other rights, the right to political representation. The Constitution of Kosovo and the Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Communities constitute the core legal framework for community rights in Kosovo. However, their implementation remains problematic. In this regard the Roma Versitas Kosovo will create a baseline study to determine self-awareness of fundamental rights amongst the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Communities. 300 questionnaires will be distributed and filled out through outreach to 100 community members respectively in the Pristina, Peja and Prizren regions. These questionnaires will assess: (a) human rights challenges faced by Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians in Kosovo; (b) awareness of their own human rights by Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Communities; (c) understanding and capability of accessing mechanisms for the enjoyment of such rights.
This project is supported by the U.S Embassy in Prishtina and Implemented by Roma Versitas Kosovo.