Civil society welcomes international appeals not to appoint any notary

Prishtine October 14 2019 – We, civil society organizations listed below, welcome international reactions on the process of selecting notaries led by the outgoing Justice Minister Abelard Tahiri.

Following a number of reactions from civil society, last week a number of international institutions and organizations were clear in their appeals to the outgoing Minister of Justice Mr. Tahiri not to appoint the notaries that result from the last selection process.

The first reaction came from International Union of Notaries and German Federal Chamber of Notaries, followed today an explicit reaction from the EU Office in Kosovo and a reaction of the German Ambassador to Kosovo Mr. Heldt.

Expressing our serious concerns on the statements from the outgoing Minister of Justice Abelard Tahiri that despite all the above he plans to conclude this process, we repeat our requests that:

  1. Outgoing Minister Abelard Tahiri not to appoint any notary from the current list of notary candidates;
  2. The new Minister of Justice urgently to review the process of selection of notaries;
  3. Police and prosecution to begin investigations into possible criminal actions in the process of selecting new notaries.



Democracy for Development (D4D)

Democracy Plus (D+)

FOL Movement

Group for Legal and Political Studies (GLPS)

Initiative for Progress (INPO)

Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF)

Kosovo Democratic Institute (KDI)

Kosovo Law Institute (IKD)

EPIK Institute