A Field Trip to Serbia and Kosovo

In the end of June-early July 2023, Dr. Olga Kantokoski spent two weeks in the Western Balkans doing fieldwork. She interviewed representatives of the selected NGOs in Belgrade, Serbia, and the Ministry of Justice in Pristina, Kosovo (12 interviews in total).

The research team of the “Yugoslavian Penal Nationalism” project wishes to express its gratitude to the representatives of Serbian NGOs as well as officials at the Kosovan Ministry of Justice, who found time to meet and discuss the particularities of penal reform in their countries.

Special thanks go to Mr Arben Lubach who was Olga’s guide in Kosovo and assisted with translation from Albanian to English, in addition to giving an interview based on his extensive knowledge of the prison system of Kosovo. Data collected from the interviews will be utilized in the journal articles that will be published as a result of the research project.