Kosovo

March 10, 2020 - March 14, 2020

Middle East, South Asia and Eastern Europe: CLDP Conducts 10th Annual Pre-Moot Competition

Amidst the global impact of the coronavirus, the Annual Willem C. Vis Moot in Vienna and Hong Kong was cancelled. More than 400 teams from over 80 countries had anticipated to compete in the premier program this April. In response, on March 10-14, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, CLDP, in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for International Legal Education and the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, successfully converted the 10th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot into a virtual Vis Pre-Moot. The virtual pre-moot was the first to showcase a virtual program that was able to connect participants from around the globe simultaneously, overcoming technical obstacles that could impede connections. Additionally, CLDP and its partners developed virtual tools that improved mooting practices, such as virtual moot rules, automatic scoring, and electronic grade submissions. The pre-moot program provided a series of live sessions, recorded lectures, interactive virtual breakout sessions, and practice rounds. The highlight of the 5-day virtual program was a two-day competition, consisting of general rounds and elimination rounds, along with a “virtual gala.” The winner of the event was the Royal University of Colombo. More than 100 attorneys from around the globe volunteered their time to serve as advisors and arbitrators. The Vienna organizers have now called on CLDP to assist them in converting this year’s global moot into a virtual event. CLDP will now be working closely to support the Moot organizers in Vienna next month in designing and implementing the global event so as to enable the 400+ registered teams to submit their required oral arguments for competition. For more information, please visit: http://premoot.bcdr-aaa.org/.

December 3, 2019 - December 4, 2019

CLDP Conducts Workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Western Balkans

On December 3 and 4, 2019, in coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) Secretariat, and the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, CLDP organized a workshop for customs officials from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Moldova on risk analysis and risk profiles and post-clearance audits (PCA).

December 3, 2019 - December 6, 2019

Kosovo: CLDP Conducts Assessment on Telecom, Energy and Judicial Capacity

On December 3-6, at the behest of the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, CLDP conducted assessments with stakeholders on issues arising in legal and regulatory reform efforts in the telecom, renewable energy and judicial sectors.  CLDP met with telecom regulators, distributors and operators to discuss the potential privatization of Kosovo Telecom, a state owned entity, and how to streamline the telecom industry in accordance with best international practices.  With respect to renewable energy, CLDP met with stakeholders to assess the legal and regulatory framework to promote renewable energy auctions for solar, wind, hydro and bio mass energy.  CLDP also met with the head of the commercial and administrative courts to discuss specific areas of technical assistance, including case management, court automation and bid dispute protests. CLDP will draft a new workplan in these industry sectors to promote trade and investment in Kosovo for implementation in early 2020.

May 14, 2019 - May 16, 2019

Balkans: CLDP Conducts Second Regional Customs Workshop

On May 14-16, in collaboration with the customs committees of Kosovo, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, and Moldova, CLDP organized its second workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Balkans Countries in Petrovac, Montenegro. 

July 24, 2018 - July 26, 2018

First Regional Balkans Workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management

From July 24-26, 2018, CLDP, in collaboration with Customs Committees of Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Montenegro organized the first regional Balkans Workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Balkans Countries in Podgorica, Montenegro. 

April 23, 2018 - April 27, 2018

US Consultations for Kosovo Mining

From April 23-27, 2018 CLDP, in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Pristina and the U.S. Department of Commerce’ International Trade Administration (ITA), conducted US Consultations for mining for a high-level delegation from the Kosovo government in Washington, DC. 

March 20, 2018 - March 21, 2018

Second Workshop on Single Window and Cross-Border Management

From March 20-21, in coordination with Kosovo Customs, CLDP conducted its second workshop on single window and cross-border management for 20 customs and border police officials in Pristina, Kosovo.

March 20, 2018 - March 22, 2018

Workshop on Mining Procurement

On March 21-22, 2018 CLDP, in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Pristina, conducted its initial workshop on Mining Tendering and Private Public Partnership in Pristina, Kosovo.

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September 12, 2017 - September 13, 2017

Workshop on Single Window and Cross-Border Management for Kosovo Customs

From September 12-13, in coordination with Kosovo Customs, CLDP conducted a workshop on single window and cross-border management for 26 customs officials in Pristina, Kosovo