Albanian Minority Representation at the Serbian Ministry of Interior: Progress and Remaining Challenges

Published by:

Kosovar Center for Security Studies (KCSS) and Belgrade Center for Security Policy (BCSP)

 

Title:

Albanian Minority Representation at the Serbian Ministry of Interior: Progress and Remaining Challenges

 

Author:

Sofije Kryeziu

 

Co-Author:

Isidora Stakić

 

Date:

15 October 2014

 

The initial intention of this paper was to evaluate the representation of the Albanian ethnic minority in all Serbian security institutions, including the police, the Serbian Armed Forces (SAF) and the Gendarmerie. However, review of the literature and relevant documents showed that representation of the Albanian ethnic minority in the military and Gendarmerie is non-existent, thus the focus of this paper is now solely on representation in the police. The Albanian ethnic minority in Serbia is territorially concentrated in three municipalities in southern Serbia: Preševo, Medvedja and Bujanovac, so this paper will direct special attention towards assessing the level of Albanian representation in the police units in these three municipalities.