Kosovo: Mobilizing Youth against Judicial Corruption

On September 21, 2017, NCSC and partner Youth Initiative for Human Rights Kosovo (YIHR-KS) organized a student-led street action on Mother Theresa Square in Pristina. Illustrations of commonly held perceptions of justice sector corruption, political interference in decision-making, and judicial partiality were displayed using large size boards placed along the pedestrian square. The illustrations were drawn from findings about gaps in integrity, access to justice, and fairness documented through a series of program-sponsored monitoring initiatives.

During the event, high school students distributed flyers to citizens and informed them about the messages conveyed through the banners. The street action was organized by NCSC and YIHR-KS as one of several Youth in Justice initiatives designed to mobilize youth to become active citizens and use fact-based advocacy to demand access, integrity, and transparency in the justice sector. Through dialogue with citizens, youth contrasted perceptions and facts to highlight expectations of a fair, impartial, and honest judiciary. 

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