Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Political Sciences and Political Systems of Eastern Europe

President of Kosovo visits HU Berlin

The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani, has visited Berlin. In addition to meetings with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Bellevue Palace, she was a guest at HU Berlin on September 15, 2021, at the invitation of the International Department and the Law and Society Institute (LSI).

An important part of the program at the HU was a roundtable discussion with President Osmani and representatives of the HU on " State Building and Transformation Process in Kosovo: Priorities and Challenges", moderated by Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff. In her key note speech, President Osmani stressed the importance of education, health, justice and upholding the rule of law for Kosovo's social, political and economic development. Holding a degree in law and being an experienced politician, she also spoke about the importance of building an independent judiciary and depoliticizing the judicial system - topics that are also at the heart of the new chair research project "Judicial Autonomy under Authoritarian Attack."