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Arta Rama-Hajrizi

Personal information:

Arta Rama-Hajrizi, born 28.08.1979 in Mitrovica, Kosovo.

Working Experience:
Judge, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo   2012-2021

Consul General, Consulate General of Kosovo in New York   2008-2012  

Senior Teaching Ass., Faculty of Law, University of Prishtina 2002-present

Lecturer, American University in Kosovo (AUK)   2007-2008

Senior Legal Adviser, National Center for Court States (NCSC)  2007-2009
Legal Adviser, Supreme Court of Kosovo, Special Chamber   2006-2007
Capacity Building Expert, Finnish Human Rights Programme  2005-2006                         
National Legal Adviser, Criminal Defence Resource Centre    2003-2005
Legal Assistant, Albanian-American Women’s Organization, NY 2003                   
Head, International Relations Office, University of Prishtina   2001-2002
Project Officer, Academic Training Association    2002                        

University of Prishtina, Faculty of Law     2011-present 
Ph.D. in Constitutional Law
American University, Washington College of Law (WCL)   2002-2003           
LL.M.: Law & Government Program,                             

University of Prishtina, The Faculty of Law     1997-2001
Jurist Degree                                           

Research work and publications:

Policy Process and Policy Development Capacity in Kosovo, Decentralization Briefing Notes, KFOS and LGI/OSI   Budapest, June 2006;

Decentralization in Kosovo and Contradictions Surrounding it: Can one Prevent Failure of the Implementation Process?
Supporting Kosovo policy-making towards European Integration, KFOS, December 2006;

Understanding Human Rights: Manual of Human Rights Education, edited by Wolfgang Benedek and Minna Nikolova, 2003 (translated from English into Albanian through support of Finnish Human Rights Programme in Kosovo)

Guide to International Human Rights Practice, edited by Hurst Hannum, 2004 (translated from English into Albanian through support of Finnish Human Rights Programme in Kosovo)

Fellowships and honors:

Bertha von Suttner-Stipendien/Kosovo, PhD scholarship  2008 - 2011
Awarded by the Austrian Foreign Affairs Ministry

KFOS – Public Policy Development Fellowship  2005
Fellowship awarded by SOROS

Open Society Institute – Return Scholar Fellowship    2004-2005
Awarded to academics from Eastern Europe
Ron Brown Fellowship      2002- 2003
Full scholarship by U.S. State Department

WUS – Austria Scholarship      2002     
Scholarship for students pursuing Masters Degree
Xhavit Ahmeti Scholarship      1998-1999                            
Support of excellent students of the University of Prishtina      

Distinguished Student Award     2001       
Awarded by the University of Prishtina


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