Operation Kosovo
About Operation Kosovo

Press Release:

Chicago, June 2003

Students at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Chicago-Kent College of Law are working together in an Inter-Professional Program to continue the work of Operation Kosovo, an initiative to promote the rule of law, democracy, civil society, and economic development in Kosovo. Four students traveled to Kosovo in January and March of this year to help the University of Pristina Law School implement a judicial externship program.

Students are developing a number of other projects, including establishing the Kosovo Leadership Council, a Small Business Assistance Clinic, and a Kosovo Investment Fund. The projects independently and cooperatively promise to help Kosovars as they build a stable, sustainable democracy and market economy.

  • The Leadership Council will train the young, entrepreneurial Kosovars who will lead the country in the coming years as Kosovo builds a sustainable democracy and market economy.

  • The Small Business Assistance Clinic will support and assist Kosovar entrepreneurs as they establish the small businesses that will contribute to the market economy.

  • The Kosovo Investment Fund will further Kosovar economic development while providing appropriate returns to investors.
Operation Kosovo is currently seeking donations of uninterruptible power sources for the University of Pristina Law School's computer lab. These will alleviate the problems caused by regular power outages. Through the summer, Operation Kosovo will provide research assistance to the Criminal Defense Resource Center (CDRC), a non-governmental organization under the auspices of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Central Europe (OSCE). Students are also preparing to post a compendium of Kosovar laws on the internet, a step that will facilitate legal research for Kosovar students and attorneys.
Legal Resources
Trip Reports
Historical and Cultural Info
Media Resources
Project Bosnia
Project Open Macedonia

Operation Kosovo:

Starting a small business in Kosovo

Achieving a Final Status Settlement for Kosovo
Janusz Bugajski, R. Bruce Hitchner & Paul Williams (CSIS April 2003) (PDF file)

Economic Deveopment

Operation Kosovo archives

Project Bosnia:

Legal Initiative

Project Description | Proposal

Legal Resources

History of IIT Nationbuilding Activities


Trip Reports:

Project Bosnia: Independent Media
Project Description | Prospectus | Trip Reports

Open Macedonia
Promoting the Rule of Law in Macedonia Using Information Technology

Projects | Services | Resources | Forum |

Institutions | Sponsors | Internal | Contact Info

Several Interprofessional Projects (IPROs) of
Chicago-Kent College of Law and the Illinois Institute of Technology have contributed to this site.
Special thanks to Charles Rudnick, Julian Mulla, George Soros's people by name, IV Ashton, Scott Waguespack, and a number of students who have participated in past IPROs and played key
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