The Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) is committed to providing accurate and transparent information about its mandate and public activities to people in Kosovo and the region through interactive formats, which allow people to ask questions and voice concerns. Through frequent consultations with non-governmental and civil society organisations, information sessions with journalists and legal professionals, lectures with students, and roundtable discussions with various communities, the Outreach Programme disseminates timely information on the work of the court and fosters dialogue about it. Since 2018, the Outreach team has established a pace of approximately monthly visits to Kosovo to provide different groups with information, and to respond to their questions and concerns. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions, the KSC Outreach team temporarily moved its interactive events online in April 2020. As of February 2021, the KSC had conducted 75 Outreach events throughout Kosovo, reaching 1,700 participants directly. 

Television and other media are an important conduit for the Outreach programme to reach the wider public with information. To this end, the KSC produces informative video clips about the court, broadcast on Kosovo television in Albanian and Serbian and accessible on YouTube

Since 2018, the KSC has been able to substantially increase its Outreach activities in Kosovo with the generous support of Switzerland.

 

KSC Outreach Events – Overview   

Year

Summary

More on some of our events 

2021

 

Feb. 2021 – Online University Lecture with law students from the University of Pristina

2020

The Outreach team conducted 23 events gathering 480 people from all over Kosovo, including numerous journalists, students, and CSO representatives. Outreach events moved online in April 2020 in response to COVID-19.

Dec. 2020 – Roundtable with Human Rights NGOs from Belgrade 

Nov. 2020 – Journalist roundtable to provide updates on KSC’s latest judicial developments 

Oct. 2020 – Series of online lectures with high school and university students in Pristina and Mitrovicë/Mitrovica

Oct. 2020 – KSC President and Registrar participate in a consultative meeting with NGOs from Kosovo and Serbia

June 2020 – Lecture with high school students from Pozharan/Požaranje 

Feb. 2020 – Lecture at the AUK American University of Pristina

2019

780 people participated in 30 outreach events organised by the KSC in all districts of Kosovo, as well as in Belgrade.

Sept. 2019 – KSC representatives discuss the mandate and activities of the Court in Pristina, Kaçanik/Kačanik and the Gjilan/Gnjilane region

July 2019 – Second NGO workshop on Outreach in The Hague

Feb. 2019 – KSC Outreach Visit to Pristina, Mitrovicë/Mitrovica North and Grabovc/Grabovac

Jan. 2019 – KSC addresses members of the Serbian Bar Association

2018

This year marked the launching of the KSC Outreach programme with the establishment of the Court Information Network. The KSC held 28 outreach activities, directly reaching 500 participants from Kosovo and Serbia. 

Nov. 2018 – Seminar for Kosovar journalists in Nuremberg, Germany

June 2018 – KSC establishes a Cout Information Network of 15 NGOs from Kosovo and Serbia

March 2018 – Panel discussion in Pristina by Deputy Registrar and Associate Legal Officer

March 2018 – KSC presents at the members' meeting of the NGO Kosovo Women's Network

2016- 2017

Shortly after the Court became operational in 2016, its senior officials and the newly constituted Outreach team reached out to numerous non-governmental and civil society organisations in Kosovo and Serbia in order to build a strong network of partners and draw up the KSC Outreach programme.

Nov. 2017 – President and Registrar hold information session with civil society in Pristina

May 2017 – KSC/SPO Principals present at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden Law School in The Hague 

April 2017 – Registrar Donlon attends the Justice Transparency Forum in Pristina

July/Oct. 2016 – Visit to Kosovo by Registrar Donlon and the Head of the Public Information and Communication Unit

April 2016 – First consultation meetings with civil society in Kosovo by the Head of the Public Information and Communication Unit