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


Përfaqësimi i pakicës kombëtare shqiptare në Ministrinë e Punëve të Brendshme të Serbisë: Progresi dhe sfidat

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


Sofije KRYEZIU, Isidora STAKIC


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.