Legal status of judges in the Republic of Kosovo. Theoretical and legal analysis
The status of a judge is a very important issue from the point of view of the standards of a democratic state and because of the role that judges play in the administration of justice. This article attempts to analyze the legal status of judges in the Republic of Kosovo by subjecting constitutional guarantees of judicial independence to theoretical and legal analysis. Indeed, the independent status of a judge is the minimum standard of legal protection that the state should provide to citizens. This study made it possible to formulate a statement that the mechanism of checks and balances of powers formed in the Constitution of Kosovo, which by its nature implies the possibility of some interference in the scope of judicial power, but it cannot touch the independence of judges in the exercise of their office. Some solutions in the Kosovo legal order that are unsatisfactory from the point of view of European standards were also pointed out.