Kosovo

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • KOS103838.E - Procedures and documents required to obtain a passport from within Kosovo and abroad; procedures required to replace a lost or stolen passport; information on the appearance of the passport; introduction of biometric passports; other passports in use by Kosovo citizens - Dec. 2011 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections and Political Participation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National/Racial/Ethnic Minorities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Ethnic Groups - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Burying the Past: 10 Years of Impunity for Enforced Disappearances and Abductions in Kosovo - June 2009 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Failure to Protect: Anti-Minority Violence in Kosovo, March 2004 - July 2004 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Albanians

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australian Refugee Review Tribunal - RRT Research Request
    • SRB37720 - Oct 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is there any evidence of attacks by Serbs against Serbs who worked in Kosovo prior to the Kosovo war or were accused of being (Kosovar) Albanian collaborators?
      2. Please provide information on state protection of victims of criminal or political attacks, including if possible, information on victims who are accused of being Albanian collaborators.
      3. Please provide figures on numbers of Albanians living in Serbia.
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Albanians (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Bosniaks

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Bosniaks (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Hungarians

Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Serbs

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Serbs (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Roma

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Roma (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Women - Oct. 2009 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Human Rights - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Human Rights - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Freedom House - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Freedom House
  • Human Rights Watch - 2017 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • A Human Rights Agenda for a New Kosovo - Feb. 2008 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • KOS103839.E - Kosovo: The police force, including its structure; procedures to submit a complaint against police and responsiveness to complaints - Nov. 2011 (PDF)
  • KOS103840.E - Kosovo: Procedures to obtain a copy of a police report; whether a police report can be obtained from abroad through a proxy; if so, requirements and procedures - Nov. 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Kosovo Criminal Justice Scorecard - March 2008 (PDF)
    • Not on the Agenda - The Continuing Failure to Address Accountability in Kosovo Post-March 2004 - May 2006 (PDF)
  • Intenational Crisis Group - The Rule of Law in Independent Kosovo - May 2010 (PDF)

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Law

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Law - Oct. 2009 (PDF)

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Maps

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Map - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
  • Australian Refugee Review Tribunal - RRT Research Request
    • SRB37720 - Oct 2010 (PDF)
      1. Background Information: Please provide any relevant background information on: Kosovo, the Kosovar town of Kosovska Mitrovica; and the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia

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Medical Availability

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Medical Issues - Oct. 2009 (PDF)

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Political Parties - Oct. 2009 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Not Welcome Anywhere - Stop the forced Return of Roma to Kosovo - Sept 2010 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • KOS103872.E - Treatment of sexual minorities, including legislation, state protection, and support services - Dec. 2011 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ZZZ102898.E - Kosovo/Albania: Albanian National Army (Armata Kombetare Shqiptare, AKSh) operating in Kosovo - Aug. 2008 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Armed Conflict Report - Serbia and Montenegro (ex-Yugoslavia) - Kosovo (1998 - first combat deaths) - Feb. 2014 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Blood Feuds

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • KOS103212.E - Blood feuds (gyakmarrja) and availability of state protection - Aug. 2009 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Freedom of Speech and Media - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Freedom House

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Timeline

Trafficking

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Trafficking - Oct. 2009 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports
  • Department of State Country Reports on Terrorism - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Updated July 11, 2018

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