Human Rights Watch called on the UN to provide for Roma they resettled on land contaminated by lead refuse following the Kosovo war.
The best way to deal with racism in Kosovo is to center the dialogue on Kosovo’s own racialized minorities. Treatment of foreigners of color can be part of the conversation without dominating it.
The UN expresses regret for north Kosovo’s Roma communities who suffered lead-poisoning in UNMIK-run IDP camps, but does not offer a plan for individual compensation.
After leaked wiretaps showed governing party MPs using racist slurs, Kujtim Pacaku stood up and asked for a public apology. For a day, he became a hero when, surprisingly, he got it.
In its annual report, a UN internal human rights mechanism rails against the UN’s inability to adjudicate human rights abuses, co-operate with investigations, or implement the panel’s findings.