Kosovo: Mobilizing Citizen Demand for Justice

In August, NCSC began a new Demand for Justice (D4J) Program in Kosovo. Working with civil society partners and justice sector stakeholders, the D4J program will support the development of evidence-driven demand for justice in Kosovo, mobilize citizens and practitioners to ensure access to justice, and hold justice institutions accountable for the delivery of effective services.

On October 25, 2016, NCSC held its first partner meeting to launch its grants program. Representatives of Community Building Mitrovica (CBM), the Kosovo Democratic Institute (KDI), the Kosovo Legal Institute (KLI), Levizja FOL, NGO Aktiv, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR), and Iliria College participated in the meeting. Each organization presented its planned program activities which include a live legal clinic where students will accompany licensed lawyers on real cases, two youth education and outreach initiatives, and three monitoring programs focused on judicial integrity, judicial transparency, and the adjudication of court cases. Following program presentations, NCSC and our partners engaged in a lively discussion of program synergies that will augment each partner’s ability to contribute to the momentum for change and activate constructive, evidence-driven demand for justice.  

The Demand for Justice Program is implemented under a grant agreement with the U.S. Department of State Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. For more information on NCSC in Kosovo, please visit www.justice-ks.org