Pristina, November 15 2019 – Management of the Kosovo Law Institute (KLI), on Friday waited for a visit at the KLI’s offices, New Director of the International Narcotics Bureau and Law Enforcement Matters (INL) of the US Department, Mr. Shawn Waddoups.
Director of the KLI, Mr. EHat Miftaraj has presented the work of the KLI and concrete results achieved during 2019, with a special emphasis within the project supported by the INL – US Department “Demand for Justice: Strengthening access to justice in Kosovo”. During 2019, KLI has published 24 different research and analytical reports as a result of systematic monitoring and research in the justice system. By the end of the year will be published four major researches, which play an important role in identifying problems in the justice system, assessing challenges and providing concrete recommendations to resolve them. Most of these concrete results are as a result of support of the INL, which during this year has been main donor of our organization”, said Miftaraj.
Miftaraj emphasized that KLI has been active throughout this year in all KLI’s programs, reaching objectives for 2019. “Our work is developed through a programmatic structure. We have seven programs within the KLI, through which we work to fulfill the mission of the organization to strengthen the rule of law and improve citizen’s access to justice”.
Director Miftaraj added that during 2019, KLI has achieved concrete results in the process of lawmaking. “In the process of lawmaking we have given concrete contribution to almost all laws in the justice system field, being the only organization that have systematically monitored all, such as: criminal, civil and administrative, for these fields we published research and analysis for the first time as a local organization, then within the anticorruption program concrete results have been noted in accountability of the justice system, in the justice program on elections we provided concrete input for the justice bodies for treating election cases, in the education program we continued with trainings pro bono for law enforcers, advocacy and students of law and journalism, whereas in program of media we have strengthened the component of investigative journalism through the platform “Oath for Justice”.
Director of INL for Kosovo, Mr, Shawn Waddoups, has assessed the work and impact of KLI within its programs to monitor and provide support for the important processes of rule of law field on a special emphasis in the justice system.