Unification of procedures and practices of Civil Registration and
Civil Status Registration in the Republic of Kosovo
Civil Rights Program in Kosovo (CRP/K), on Monday, May 14, 2012 held a
round table upon completion of the project "Unification of procedures
and practices of Civil Registration and Civil Status Registration in the
Kosovo municipalities" which CRP/K implemented in cooperation with
Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS) as a co-financer.
With a research conducted at the end of 2011, which involved all civil
registration centers in Kosovo, CRP/K has concluded that there was a
large discrepancy regarding the implementation of laws and procedures by
civil status registration offices.
The final report sought to identify all the inconsistencies in practice
in all regions of Kosovo, to asses the role of central institutions and
ultimately provide appropriate recommendations for each practice.
Recommendations were addresses to local and central levels of Kosovo
Participants and key speakers include senior officers from the Kosovo
Government, from ministries and relevant local and international
institutions, UNHCR, European Commission, EULEX, Norwegian Embassy in
Kosovo, Civil Rights Defenders, OSBE, UNICEF, IOM, UNDP, OHHR, KOMF,
ICMPD, CLARD, KRCT, IAP, MAPL-DL.
CRP/K’s membership in the ECRE
Civil Rights Program in Kosovo (CRP/K) participated in the Annual
General Conference of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE),
which was held on 12-14 October, in Malta . Mr. Naim Osmani, the
Executive Director, represented the CRP/K in the conference. During the
conference, the CRP/K was formally admitted as a full member of the ECRE,
and it will enjoy equal rights will all other members.
ECRE started in 1974 when a handful of Directors from European refugee
support agencies recognized the need for cooperation between states to
ensure that refugees were protected in Europe . It began as the European
Consultation on Refugees and Exiles, an informal platform of five