Conversation between students and representatives of the Court and Basic Prosecution in Gjilan

Gjilan, 29 November 2017 – Lëvizja FOL organized today the next conversation between students and representatives of the Court and Basic Prosecution in Gjilan. The topic of this conversation was: Education and awareness raising of students about the phenomenon of corruption and the fight against it.

Agron Uka, Deputy Chief Prosecutor at the Basic Prosecution in Gjilan, spoke about the work of this prosecution and in particular on anti-corruption cases. “This year there is a decrease, this year there are only 44 cases of this nature. The reason for this decline I believe is the cooperation of the Police-Prosecutor-Court institutions in this regard, “Uka said, adding that the eventual delays are largely procedural and therefore there may be delays because if a case is hurried and the foreseen procedures are neglected so the case will again be returned for retrial. He further told the students that the Basic Prosecution in Gjilan has given priority to anticorruption cases. It encourages students to take part in different sessions as this helps them to exercise this profession in the future.

Sabit Shkodra after presenting the work of the Basic Court in Gjilan said that the Basic Court of Gjilan has cases of this nature, according to him, until now there have been conducted 32 cases against corruption, including cases of mayors, municipal officials and other subjects including high profiles. Regarding the question of what Gjilan’s fundamental court has made to alert and raise awareness of youth in fighting corruption, he said that “about information campaigns we as a court are limited, but the KJC could do more.”

For two years FOL has been organizing such conversations with students and prosecutors of the court in Pristina, and now it has started to hold these conversations in other cities as well.

This grant is funded by the Democratic Society Promotion (DSP) project – funded by the Swiss Cooperation Office in Kosovo (SCO-K) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA) and managed by the Kosovo Civil Society Foundation. Civil Society Foundation – KCSF.