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The Situation of the Serb Minority in Kosova
The Situation of the Serb Minority in Kosova

Author(s): Shkëlzen Gashi
Contributor(s): Behxhet Shala (Editor), Fisnik Gruda (Translator), Zinaide Gruda (Translator)
Subject(s): Constitutional Law, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: CEEOL Collections / Digital Reproductions
Keywords: Serbs in Kosovo; Kosovo constitution;
Summary/Abstract: Published in March, 2006 by the »Council for the Defence of Human Rights and Freedoms« (Prishtina). // „If we take into consideration the classification of democracy in fictive, formal and real democracy, we can say that Kosova is a country with formal democracy, not to say a country with fictive democracy. This is due to the fact that according to UNMIK Regulation 2001/9 (the Constitutional Framework for Provisional Self-Government) “Twenty (20) of the 120 seats in the Assembly of Kosova shall be reserved for the additional representation of non-Albanian Kosovo Communities”. This is not surprising if we bear in mind the fact that during the ‘90s, out of 130 deputies, who were to be elected in the Assembly of Kosova, only 100 were elected directly, whereas the others were to be elected based on the principle of the proportional representation of the political parties and the adequate representation of the political parties, which draw together members of the national minorities living in the “Republic of Kosova”. // Despite the fact that additional representation is a positive thing, this does mean that the situation of the Serb community in Kosova is satisfactory. On the contrary, in some parts of Kosova, the situation of the Serb community is grave. Positive discrimination may have negative effects in many cases – it seems that it has had such an effect on the Serb community in Kosova“ (Introduction)

  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Language: English