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04 Dec 2009
‘Macedonia Onine’ reports that Ministers of Interior of Kosovo and Macedonia signed an agreement on police cooperation, which includes cooperation for fighting human trafficking. The document will be the basis of further operational...
31 Oct 2009
‘Balkan Insight’ reports that Kosovar President called Monday a day of mourning for the victims of a boat that capsized on the river Tisza with at least eight Kosovar Albanians – including children -, as they were trying to...
18 Oct 2009
‘Reliefweb’ reports that the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma appealed for Germany not to repatriate ethnic minorities to Kosovo, saying that ethnic Roma were still being targeted in the region. German authorities plan to...
06 Sep 2009
‘B92’ reports that Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International made a joint statement saying that the wave of ethnic Albanian violence against Roma should be investigated and halted by the joint action of Kosovo and international...
01 Aug 2009
‘Balkan Insight’ reports that Dick Marty, rapporteur for the European Council is leading an investigation into claims that members of the Kosovo Liberation Army were involved in organ trafficking. He is visiting Serbia and Albania in...
18 Jun 2009
‘The Guardian’ reports that the ‘“Human Rights Watch”:http://www.hrw.org/’ forthcoming report documents the scandal of Mitrovica Roma refugee camp where Roma have been living on top of toxic waste. Later the...
15 Jun 2009
The sustainable return and reintegration of displaced persons from Kosovo continues to be a major human rights challenge despite the efforts undertaken by the Kosovo authorities and the international community, the OSCE Head of Mission in Kosovo...
23 May 2009
‘One World’ reports that London-based ‘Minority Rights Group’ published a report on the status of minorities in Kosovo, finding that lack of effective international protection for minorities, which is worsening the...
15 May 2009
‘SET Times’ reports that according to the UNDP and other international organizations, about 37% of the population lives in poverty in Kosovo – below the line of 1.42 euros a day – and over 17% lives in extreme poverty...
19 Apr 2009
Roma families temporarily relocated 10 years ago on toxic land by the United Nations during the Kosovo war are still living there, reports ‘GlobalPost’. Tests from the World Health Organization showed in 2004 that 90% of the children...

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