Church in downtown Kosovo.


The Republic of Kosova (Kosovo)

The Kosovo Declaration of Independence was adopted on February 17, 2008 at a meeting of the Assembly of Kosovo. The participants unanimously declared Kosovo to be independent from Serbia, while all 11 representatives of the Serb minority boycotted the proceedings. It was the second declaration of independence by Kosovo's Albanian-majority political institutions (the first was proclaimed on September 7, 1990).

The legality of the declaration and whether it was an act of the Assembly has been disputed. Serbia sought international validation and support for its stance that the declaration was illegal, and in October 2008 requested a judgment from the International Court of Justice. The Court determined that the declaration did not violate international law.

Government and Politics

Assembly of the Republic of Kosova

CIA World Factbook: Kosovo

Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosova

Office of the President of the Republic of Kosova

State Portal of the Republic of Kosova

Wikipedia: 2008 Kosovo Declaration of Independence


Republic of Kosovo Universities Directory

National and University Library of Kosovo (in Albanian)

Kosova Academy of Science and Arts (in Albanian)

National Research Council: The National Research Programme of the Republic of Kosovo (DRAFT)

Human Rights

Republic of Kosova: Strategy and Action Plan on Human Rights

Youth Initiative for Human Rights: Kosovo and Kosovo Women’s Network Condemn Gender Discrimination in Kosovo


War crimes -



Museums –

Kosova Museum  -

Art galleries –



Wikipedia: Literature_in_Kosovo

The Bright Old Oak: The Literary Heart of Kosovo: a New Direction for Europe


Cultural Heritage of Kosovo

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport

Films and Cinema

Wikipedia: Cinema_of_Kosovo



Media in Kosovo

Official Gazette of the Republic of Kosova


Kosovo Foundation for Open Society