[report compiled by Law Faculty lecturers Rexhep Muati and Gani Oruci; translated and sent to JURIST by World University Services-Austria]

LAW FACULTY, University of Prishtina, July 14, 1999


Damages done to the Law Faculty in Prishtina and Emergency Needs for the Beginning of the New Academic Year

A brief history of the Faculty

The Law Faculty in Prishtina was founded in 1961. It has been the only institution of this kind in Kosova for thirty-seven years now. By 1991 the Faculty worked and functioned in its locations and was financed by the State(government). In 1989 the Serbian regime suspended in an unconstitutional and illegal way Kosova's autonomy and invalidated the necessary provisions for the Faculty running and functioning. In 1991 the Serbian Parliament promulgated the University Law according to which the University of Prishtina and its Faculties will be governed by the Serbian authorities. Meanwhile, in 1991, the Serbian Parliament applied the so-called "provisional (interim) measures for social protection of the self -governing rights and of social property", based on which forty lecturers and assistants and fourteen administrative workers were expelled from their working places.

The teaching and administrative staff of the Law Faculty continued working in Albanians' private houses and buildings (garages, basements, etc.), thus tried to keep on teaching in Albanian. So, the staff of the Faculty succeeded in resisting the Serbian state violence and survived these nine years without elementary incomes for a normal life, without health-care and social insurance and without any other institutional protection. The students have also suffered a lot being deprived of everything related to their normal statute.

The organization and the structure of the Faculty

Law Faculty is organized as a unique institution of higher education. Its governing bodies are the Council and the Dean (currently the Dean of the Faculty is prof. Dr. Bardhyl Qaushi, but nothing is known about him and it is suspected that he is either dead or imprisoned). There are also two Pro-deans involved in Faculty works.

Faculty studies (courses)

There are four years courses and post-graduate courses run at the Faculty. Up to 1990 the courses were run parallely in Albanian and Serbian. Nevertheless, since 1991 (because of the above mentioned reasons) the courses are held in Albanian only and out of the usurped Faculty buildings. Post -graduate studies are organized in three courses:

    1. Penal Law,
    2. Civil Law and
    3. Administrative Law.


During the four-year studies students get prepared and qualified in law fields. These studies (courses) are general ones and are not divided into branches. In spite bad working conditions in private houses, the Faculty has made some attempts (efforts) to adopt its Curricula to the modern Universities Curricula.

Publishing activities

Parallely with teaching and scientific activities the publishing activities are continuing, too. The book review "The Law" is published since 1977, The Independent Students' Union publishes its magazine "The student" and many other textbooks, lectures and dispenses authorized by professors themselves.

Damages brought to the Law faculty during the war period in Kosova

During the war period the Faculty has suffered a lot of damages. It was stolen twice: first when the Agreement Milosevic-Rugova was signed and we entered in the relatively destroyed buildings and for the second time during the months March, April and May 1999 when the police and paramilitary groups settled there bringing thus much more damages to it. All the damages are filmed and photographed. Here is a short overview of them during the war period:

  1. doors, windows, window panes, floors and doorlocks in 48 cabinets, in 18 administrative offices, in 5 Students' Union offices, in 16 classrooms and in 10 other premises are damaged;
  2. furniture (chairs, desks, tables, bookcases and cupboards) is damaged too;
  3. the roof of the old part of the building is partly damaged;
  4. the Centre of Criminalistics within the Institute for Social and Law Research is stolen;
  5. the fund of books and the entire Library inventory is stolen, too;
  6. telephonic central, phones and other telephonic equipment are destroyed;
  7. some water, electricity and heating installations are partly destroyed, too;
  8. the car of the Faculty has been stolen;
  9. walls of the halls, classrooms and other premises are covered in graffiti of Serbian chauvinistic contain (against NATO and Albanians).

Emergency needs for starting the work at the Faculty

The following school material is needed in order to provide optimum conditions for starting work as soon as possible:

  1. supplying the Faculty Library with adequate editions or providing the financial support for their payment;
  2. providing with periodicals that are published in the most important University centers;
  3. presentation of the Faculty in the Internet (creation of own WebPages);
  4. in order to computerize the work at the Faculty we need 10 computers for administrative works, 40 computers for teachers, 3 computers for students, 3 printers, 30 modems and 3 scanners;
  5. furnishing the classrooms with 520 chairs, 260 desks, 20 working tables and 30 computer tables(desks);
  6. 3 photocopiers for Faculty needs;
  7. 3 graphoscopes and 3 projectors;
  8. a speaker (louder) for the big amphitheatre;
  9. 20 metal baskets and 97 plastic baskets for cabinets(laboratories), classrooms and halls;
  10. 4 metal cases;
  11. telephonic central and 97 phones;
  12. floors(some 800m2).

The Institute for Social and Law Researches and the Center of Criminalistics need:

  1. 5 computers, 5 printers, 2 modems and 2 scanners;
  2. 3 magnetophones(tape-recorders);
  3. 1 stereoscopic microscope;
  4. 1 comparative microscope;
  5. 1 microscope with infra-red rays;
  6. 1 internal television system;
  7. 2 magnetoscopes;
  8. 1 camera for fixation and filming of the examinations;
  9. 1 spectrophotometer;
  10. 1 lamp for magnifying with ultra-violet and infra-red rays;
  11. 1 apparatus for developing photographs(photographic laboratory);
  12. 2 photo cameras;
  13. 5 still cameras;
  14. 1 bag(suitcase) equipped with chemical stimulants of latent finger-prints;
  15. spectro-comparator for comparing spectrograms;
  16. 5 computer desks;
  17. 1 dactiloscopic desk;
  18. 4 speakers;
  19. 2 video-technics;
  20. 2 TV-sets;
  21. 5 bookcases for placing materials and instruments;
  22. 2 dia-projectors;
  23. 2 graphoscopes;
  24. 2 photocopiers.

Prishtinë, July 14, 1999 Report Compilers:

    1. Mr. Sc. Rexhep Murati
    2. Mr. Sc. Gani Oruçi



I. Ordinary professors:

  1. Dr. Bardhyl Çaushi, Roman Law;
  2. Dr. Ejup Statovci, Civil Law- General part and Law of Property;
  3. Dr. Esat Stavileci, Administrative Law;
  4. Dr. Ragip Halili, Criminology with Penology;
  5. Dr. Vesel Latifi, Criminalistics;
  6. Dr. Ismet Salihu, Penal Law;
  7. Dr. Faik Brestovci, Civil Procedural Law;
  8. Dr. Hilmi Ismaili, The History of State and Law-General and Albanian part;
  9. Dr. Ejup Sahiti, Penal Procedural Law;
  10. Dr. Muhamet Mehmeti, Social Law;

II. Inordinary professors:

  1. Dr. Mehdi Hetemi, Commercial Law;
  2. Dr. Abdulla Aliu, Civil Law-General part and Law of Property;
  3. Dr. Sabri Kadriu, Finances and Financial Law;
  4. Dr. Hivzi Sojeva, Economic Policy;

III. Docents:

  1. Dr. Arsim Bajrami, Constitutional Law;

IV. Lecturers:

  1. Dr. Osman Ismaili, Theory of State and Law;
  2. Mr. Nysret Gacafferri, Economics;
  3. Mr. Fatmir Sejdiu, History of State and Law-General and Albanian part;
  4. Mr. Musli Halimi, Roman Law;
  5. Mr. Rexhep Murati, Penal Procedural Law;
  6. Mr. Gani Oruçi, Family Law;
  7. Mr. Agim Paca, Statistics with Informatics;
  8. Mr. Bajrama Ukaj, Penal Law;
  9. Mr. Asllan Bilalli, Inetrnational Private Law;
  10. Mr. Beqir Sadikaj, General Sociology with Sociology of Law;
  11. Mr. Agur Sokoli, Administrative Law;
  12. Mr. Mejdi Bektashi, Economics;
  13. Mr. Nerxhivane Dauti, Law of Obligation;
  14. Mr. Rexhep Gashi, Criminology with Penalogy;
  15. Mr. Haki Demolli, Criminalistics;
  16. Mr. Hava Bujupaj, Social Law;
  17. Shefije Hasani, English language.

V. Assistents:

  1. Mr. Agron Olloni, International Public Law;
  2. Mr. Enver Hasani, Civil Procedural Law;
  3. Mr. Gjulijeta Mushkolaj, Theory of State and Law;
  4. Hajredin Kuqi, International Private Law;
  5. Ilirijana Islami, International Public Law;
  6. Rrustem Qehaja, Commercial Law;
  7. Bedri Peci, Finances and Financial Law;

VI. Additional teaching staff:

  1. Dr. Kurtesh Salihu, ord. prof. , Constitutinal Law;
  2. Dr. Fadil Batalli, ord. prof. Medicine of Law;
  3. Mr. Irfan Pashoja, lecturer, General Sociology with Sociology of Law;
  4. Mehmet Islami, lecturer, National Defense.

VII. Administrative staff:

  1. Hil Gojani, Faculty secretary;
  2. Sylë Gjonbalaj, Chief of Students' Service;
  3. Ismail Lahu, Post-graduate Studies Officer;
  4. Mustafë Zhinipotoku, Chief of Accounting Service;
  5. Izjah Tasholli, Officer for Students' Matters;
  6. Rrahman Ajeti, Officer for Students' Matters;
  7. Hakif Zariqi, Officer for Students' Matters;
  8. Adem Gashi, Officer for Students' Matters;
  9. Shaban Dulahu, Cashier;
  10. Xhafer Bislimi, Cashier;
  11. Kimete Devaja, Statistics Officer;
  12. Nexhmije Paquku, Bookeeper;
  13. Florije Xani, Computerist;
  14. Sahit Sahiti, Housekeeper;
  15. Habib Dragusha, Technical Worker;
  16. Drita Prelvuka, Technical Worker;
  17. Mujë Rrahmani, Technical Worker;
  18. Mehmedali Haliti, Porter;
  19. Fazli Dragusha, Technical Worker;
  20. Xhelil Ademi, Technical Worker.





I. Obliged Subjects:

  1. Theory of State and Law
  2. History of State and Law-General and Albanian part
  3. Roman Law
  4. Economics
  5. General Sociology with Sociology of Law
  6. Foreign Language I
  7. National Defense

II. Selective Subjects:

  1. Environment Law
  2. Parlamentary Theory and Practice

III. Non-obliged Subjects:

  1. Physical Education


I.Obliged Subjects:

  1. Constitutional Law
  2. Civil Law-General Part and Law of Property
  3. Penal Law
  4. Family Law
  5. Hereditary Law
  6. Economic Policy
  7. Statistics with Informatics
  8. Foreign Language II

II. Selective Subjects:

  1. Comparative Civil Law
  2. International Penal Law

III. Non-obliged Subjects:

  1. Civil Education


I. Non-obliged Subjects:

  1. Administrative Law
  2. Cumpolsary(Obligatory)Law
  3. International Public Law
  4. Penal Procedure Law
  5. Social Law
  6. Europian Community Law
  7. Criminalistics

II. Selective Subjects:

  1. Intelectual Property Law
  2. Criminal Policy
  3. Administrative Science

II. Non-obliged Subjects:

  1. International Organizations


I. Non-obliged Subjects:

  1. Civil Procedural Law
  2. International Private Law
  3. Commercial Law
  4. Finances and Financial Law
  5. Criminology with Penalogy
  6. International Human Rights
  7. Poltical Doctrines
  8. Medical Law

II. Selective Subjects:

  1. Local Government
  2. International Commercial Law

III. Non-obliged Subjects:

1. Phylosophy of Law




I.Course on Penal Law:

  1. Basic Subjects:

- Penal Law

  • Penal Procedural Law
  • Criminology
  1. Additional Subjects (two of them are detemined by the Council):
  • Penology
  • CriminalisticsKriminalistika;
  • Medical Law.

II. Course on Civil Law:

  1. Basic Subjects:
  • Civil Law
  • Civil Procedural Law
  • Commercial Law.
  1. Additional Subjects ( two of them are determined by the Council):
  • International Private Law
  • Authorship Law
  • Roman Law
  • Family Law
  • International Commercial Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Traffic Law
  • Industrial Property Law.

III. Course on Administrative Law

  1. Basic Subjects:
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Political System
  1. Additional Subjects (two of them are determined by the Council):
  • Theory of State and Law
  • System of Local Self-administration
  • Methodology of Legal Drafting
  • Public Administration
  • Working Law
  • History of Theories of Law