Kosovo Summit on International Law & Human Rights 2015

"The 70 Year Anniversary of the End of WW2 and the Establishment of the UN: An Interdisciplinary Review of the Development of International Law in Protecting Human Rights"

(The Supreme Court, Pristina, Kosovo; June 14th - 17th, 2015)


The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the establishment of the UN, the creation of the ICJ, and the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Accords signed in Paris in December 1995. Seventy years after the horrors of the end of the WW2 and the Bosnia war, the world is witnessing now the rise of new armed conflicts, widespread terror and destruction, which are resulting in thousands of deaths, millions of refugees, and a deterioration of the relations between the super-powers. These treacherous developments and alarms remind the global community of the urgent need for the development of institutions and procedures to be used during such times as both a “Moral Lighthouse” and a guardian for the protection of global human rights.

The contemporary international law system (encompasses a diverse collection of international accords, UN charters, agreements, treaties, protocols, tribunals, memorandums, and the legal precedents of the IJC), which serves today as the primary pillar for the protection and the development of human rights globally, requires a universal effective functioning international law system including a greater magnitude of legislation together with the further development of legal procedures, in order to continue to assure the swift implementation and further development of human rights globally.

In light of the importance of these recent developments, the Supreme Court of Kosovo and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy have developed the “Kosovo Summit on International Law & Human Rights 2015” in order to review the development of international law in protecting human rights in the recent decades and to create recommendations for its future use.

Summit Agenda

The Kosovo Summit will bring together legislators, members of the judiciary, representatives from global governance institutions, and stakeholders from around the world to a four-day Summit that will take place in Prishtina, Kosovo. The Summit will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, plenary sessions and social activities.  Speakers and delegates of the Summit will then prepare recommendations and a list of concrete activities for the future development of the international law system to support human rights globally, which can be implemented by the participants of the conference and the global community.

Summit Location

Based in Prishtina, Kosovo, the conference will be hosted at The Supreme Court of Kosovo.

Summit Speakers

Speakers during the conference will include among others legislators, members of the judiciary, representatives from global governance institutions, and stakeholders from around the world.

Speakers for the Summit include:
Prime Minister Isa Mustafa
Prime Minister of Kosovo
President Fejzullah Hasani
President of the Supreme Court of Kosovo
President Atifete Jahjaga
President of Kosovo

Summit Participants »

Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world.

Certificate of Attendance - Conference participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the Conference Committee.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the conference, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:

Participant Papers »

The Summit Committee encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the Conference. The Conference Committee would therefore like to welcome the participants of the conference to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the conference as well as being included in the proposal document that will be issued following the conference and will be sent to all governments and leaders of the international community worldwide.