Journal of Human Rights and Social Work

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 36–44 | Cite as

Migration and Human Rights in Kosovo: Perspectives for Social Work Education

  • Vjollca KrasniqiEmail author


This article seeks to account for the diverse interconnections of processes, motivations, policy, and patterns of migration in Kosovo today. It connects Kosovo empirically with wider theoretical debates on human rights and social work education. The article also explores how past and present migration has informed and shaped policy, placing Kosovo’s system of migration in international human rights law and Europeanization processes, with the requirement to comply with the body of the European Union (EU) law—Acquis Communautaire—as a precondition for Kosovo’s eventual EU membership. It shows how configurations of the relationship between Kosovo and the EU affect migration policy and practices. In addition, this article touches on the connection of migration to social work education. Grounded in a rights-based approach, it argues for the interdependence and indivisibility of human rights applications and the role of social work education in Kosovo, regionally and internationally.


Diaspora Human rights Kosovo Migration policy Social work education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PrishtinaPrishtinaKosovo

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