October 06, 2009

University of Pristina’s Law Faculty Introduces a Student Honor Code

October 2009

On October 6, the University of Pristina’s Faculty of Law introduced a student honor code to the student body. The code, which was launched at the beginning of the 2009–2010 academic year, was developed by ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), in consultation with the faculty and groups of students.

In his opening remarks, Faculty of Law Dean Bajram Ukaj said that he was “privileged to introduce” the first-ever student honor code for the school. Rector Mujë Rugova lauded professors’ efforts to improve the standards of education at the faculty.

ABA ROLI Country Director Gina Schaar said that the code gives students an opportunity to shape a first-rate academic environment and a community of whichthey can be proud. The code would bear fruit “only if each of you applies it in the choices you make every day,” she added.

The code addresses ethical dilemmas students face and establishes appropriate levels of educational assistance to students by third parties. Itreaffirms the faculty and staff’s commitment to providing oversight while maintaining trust in the student body.

To learn more about our work in Kosovo, contact the ABA Rule of Law Initiative at <rol@staff.abanet.org>.