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HUMAN RIGHTS AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN KOSOVO

Avdylkader Mucaj, Florent Muqaj
Keywords: Human rights, religious freedoms, social distancing and lockdown measures, Covid-19, Constitutional Court ,

Abstract

This article studies the Kosovo Government decision to restrict freedom of movement vis-á-vis freedom of gathering during the Covid-19 pandemic, a restriction which has directly affected religious freedoms and practices across multiple religions. The article also addresses the decision of the Constitutional Court, which ruled that the Government’s decision was unconstitutional. The article reflects on and contextualizes the behaviors of different religious communities in Kosovo, in light of these religious restrictions in the age of Covid-19.