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Hilmi Jashari

Hilmi Jashari



Hilmi Jashari has been elected as an Ombudsman by the Kosovo Assembly on July 02, 2015, for a five year mandate.

Hilmi Jashari was born in 1969, in Mazgit. He holds Law Degree from a Law Faculty of Prishtina University.

He attended a wide range of different trainings on the field of law and human rights.

His has been assigned a Secretary of the Council for Protection of Human Rights and Freedoms in Obiliq in 1993. Within 1993 for a short period of time, as well as from 1996 until 1999, he resided in Western European countries, where apart his work he gave contribution on presenting the human rights situation in Kosovo.

During 2000-2001 he worked as jurist/investigator in the Ombudsperson Institution in Kosovo. Later, during 2001-2004, he was Director of Investigation Unit within the same Institution while several years later, precisely during 2004-2006 he has been appointed as a Kosovo Deputy Ombudsman by the Special Representative of Secretary- General of UN. Upon termination of international mandate for Ombudsperson, Mr. Jashari has been appointed as Acting Ombudsman of Kosovo, by the Special Representative of Secretary- General of UN, during 2006-2009 period.

After election of the first national Ombudsman, during 2009-2010, Mr. Jashari continued to exercise his function as Deputy Ombudsman of Kosovo, while from 2010 his assignment was Legal Manager within Civil Rights Program Kosovo (CRP/K).

He has been actively involved in coaching as well as acted as lecturer in the field of human rights and conducted various investigations during 2010-2015. He was a part of different groups for drafting of legislation, leading bodies of civil society as well as coordinator of different legislative initiatives.

He participated and was actively involved in representing the Institution in many events, as well as international and national conferences. In these occasions he lectured on specific themes regarding human rights and freedoms as well as about Ombudsperson’s role on democratic developments:

“The category of persons in vulnerable position and decisions’ role on criminal sanctions“

(2005, Copenhagen)

“Human rights general situation in Kosovo“(2005, Prishtinë)

“Compatibility of Administration with Ombudsperson’s recommendations“(2005, Beograd)

“Ombudsperson Institutions in Southeastern Europe“(2003, Sofia)

“Ombudspersons’ role in post conflicts situations“(2004, Athens)

“The mandate and Ombudsperson’s impact on democratic developments“(2001, Barcelona)

“The role of strengthening Ombudspersons’ mandate “(2003, Warsaw)

“Kosovo Ombudsperson Intuition, advantages and challenges“(2004, Podgorica)

Furthermore he is the author of a number of publications, as follows:

„Lack of human rights protection mechanism“


„Establishment of rule of law state as far as political status of Kosovo remains undefined“.

„Kosovo Anti-discrimination Law and Ombudsperson’s role “

„The challenges of legal system in Kosovo“

Apart Albanian language, as his mother tongue, Mr. Jashari speaks Serbian, Creation, English and German language.

He is a husband and father of three children.

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