Another Decade of Roma Exclusion?


Though many states continue to emphasise their commitment to improving the Roma’s live, it remains difficult to assess the success of many of these initiatives, as there is usually poor monitoring of these projects’ outcomes.

The constitutions of most European countries contain some form of commitment to ensuring the rights of minorities, as do the laws of supranational bodies such as the European Union and the United Nations.

Whose citizens? Kosovan Serbs between Kosovo, Serbia and Russia

Gezim Krasniqi
A never-ending tunnel

Serbs in the northern part of Kosovo remain trapped in a political dispute between Pristina and BelgradAlthough both Pristina and Belgrade treat them as their respective citizens, they were included in neither the Kosovo organised census in spring 2011, nor the one organised by Serbia in autumn 2011. While they boycotted the first one (unlike Serbs living south of Mitrovica and other minorities), Serbs from the northern part of Kosovo were left out of the Serb census. This certainly has strengthened the feeling of isolation and abandonment among this community. Therefore, the demand for Russian citizenship should be seen in this context.

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What it did not say: Secession after the ICJ's opinion on Kosovo

Gëzim Krasniqi
ICJ building

A summary of the legal and political debates on the ICJ Advisory Opinion on Kosovo

The much-anticipated opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legality of Kosovo’s declaration of independence (DoI) caught many by surprise for its clear answer, yet it failed to declare itself on essential issues such as Kosovo’s right to statehood as well as the right of its peo

Kosovo: between a ‘political club’ and a ‘divided house'

Gëzim Krasniqi
A motive from Pristina

Citizenship has been a central issue in Kosovo’s state-building agenda, which aims to serve as a link between a war-torn community of people and a new polity based on principles of equality and all inclusiveness, and as a tool of political integration within the new political entity, which aims at replacing ethnic, religious and social divisions.

This is an extended summary of a longer paper that was originally published in the CITSEE Working Paper Series  and is available for download here.



Country Report by Gëzim Krasniqi



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