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Albanian Minority Representation at the Serbian Ministry of Interior: Progress and Remaining Challenges
Albanian Minority Representation at the Serbian Ministry of Interior: Progress and Remaining Challenges

Author(s): Sofije Kryeziu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Security and defense, Penal Policy
Published by: Beogradski centar za bezbednosnu politiku
Keywords: Serbian Police;
Summary/Abstract: There are three sets of challenges to Albanian representation in the police. The first is related to the lack of political will by the Serbian authorities to work towards full integration of the Albanian minority at all levels of the public structure. This is evidenced by the slow progress made towards recognising diplomas issued by Kosovo’s universities (where most Albanian police officers are educated) and practical limitations on the use of the Albanian language in the predominantly Albanian inhabited municipalities. The second set of challenges is related to inadequate internalisation of diversity policy by the police, evidenced by inadequate access to police education and difficulties in integration with the environment. Full and consistent integration of Albanian ethnic minorities into the police in the three southern Serbia municipalities is further challenged by the third set of challenges, related to the prejudice against the Albanian ethnic minority which is encountered in Serbia. One of the main recommendations, therefore, is to ensure sustainable inclusion of the Albanian minority into the Serbian police by ensuring that they are represented at a level which reflects their proportion of the population.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-86-6237-089-1
  • Page Count: 20
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English