PRISTINA, Kosovo – KFOR hosted a joint study visit from international students of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights Venice and the Vienna Master in Human Rights. The visit was part of the annual field trip conducted by the two prestigious institutes in order to give to their students a first-hand account of the human rights situation in Kosovo through a series of meeting with local and international actors operating in the region.
Upon their arrival at “Villaggio Italia” in Pec/Peja, the master’s students were welcomed by the Chief of Staff of Regional Command West who provided them with an overview about the tasks and responsibilities of KFOR focusing on the outstanding achievements in the sector of the civil-military cooperation during more than 20 years of NATO’s presence in Kosovo. After that, the students were briefed by the Chief of KFOR Legal Office about the legal framework of the NATO mission with particular reference to the UNSCR 1244.
The briefings raised a lot of interest among the students that had the opportunity of submitting a lot of questions about KFOR activities in the region. KFOR welcomes and encourages such initiatives that continue to increase the awareness of the daily tasks performed by the 3500 troops belonging to 27 different nations, in support of security and stability.