Respect and Protection of Labour Rights in Kosovo
Kosovo is the youngest, by some still contested, state in the Western Balkans region.It declared its independence from the Republic of Serbia on 17th February 2008. At the time of completion of this report, Kosovo has been recognised by 81 sovereign and independent states from all geographical regions, including 22 of the 27 Member States of the European Union (EU). The country has also taken its first steps in advancing its position on the global arena by becoming a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Bank for Reconstruction on 29th June 2009.
This case study intends to elaborate on the current situation regarding legislation adopted and implemented in the field of labour rights, the functioning of some of the key institutions and to highlight the difficulties and particular challenges in Kosovo and how to address them.