Discrimination or abuse at school
The legal framework of Kosovo protects you from discrimination on any grounds at school, either while attempting to be enrolled in the educational institutions or while attending them. Majority of laws, including the Constitution as well, clearly state that no person can be denied of the right to education and that there cannot be any discrimination in access and advancements, specifically outlining discrimination based on: gender, race, sexual orientation, physical disability, race, religion, political opinions, nationality, ethnicity, social identity, etc. The Law also obliges educational professionals to undertake all necessary measures to ensure that pupils are not hurt or exposed to offensive words or actions, and prohibits any kind of physical violence or other forms of abusive punitive measures.
Schools are obliged to ensure that the rights of pupils are upheld and also to provide mechanisms through which complaints can be addressed.
Complaints on violations of rights at schools are initially addressed to the municipal level, but second instance complaint (if needed) can be lodged with the Ministry of Education. Discrimination complaints can also be processed through the Ombudsperson Institution.