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A Woman in Uniform making a difference

Meet a pioneering woman who commands police officers and enjoys their respect. Colonel Taibe Canolli is the first Kosovo woman to hold the highest rank in the police. She is an inspiration for generations of young Kosovar women striving to achieve greater equality in Kosovo’s rule of law institutions.

Katrin Gluic - It is in everyone’s interest to fight organized crime and corruption

When she was just a little girl growing up in Croatia, people often asked her what would she wanted to be when she grows up. Without hesitation in her mind, she would answer: “I want to be a police officer”, so she pursued her childhood dream.

Applying human rights in practice - Meet Heidi Lempiö

Human Rights are an essential element in the development of a modern legal system. They have also been a connecting theme in Heidi Lempiö’s career in law.

Working together to achieve results – Meet Barbora Kacikova

A considerable part of EULEX’s work involves facilitating co-operation between people working in law enforcement who come from different national and cultural backgrounds. Barbora Kacikova, a Slovakian police officer, has already acquired a lot of experience on this field despite her young age.

Police work is all about being part of the community - Meet Maria van der Hart

Socialising and being part of the community are essential features of police work for Maria van der Hart. Working for EULEX has provided her ample opportunities to carry out this principle in practice.

A Groundbreaking Woman - Meet Valdete Daka

Determination, professionalism, single-mindedness, diligence, courage, and a lot of hard work are virtues that make a judge a good judge. Valdete Daka has it all, and a bit more...

Finding Kosovo again – meet Njomza Miftari

Njomza Miftari likes challenges. That is why working as the office manager of the president of EULEX judges fits her like a glove...

Meet Lina Andeer


Women’s rights are of utmost importance to her and she cannot pass a stray dog on the street without offering a helping hand. She is from Sweden and she is EULEX’s gender advisor.

Violeta Demaj: Kosovo as a destiny

Born and raised in Vienna, Violeta Demaj has never forgotten her Albanian roots. This ultimately brought her back to Kosovo, a birthplace of her father.

From Kosovo with love – meet Victoria, legal officer at SPRK

Victoria May hit the road from Somerset to Kosovo almost 18 months ago and so far she has no intention to come back to UK. As a legal officer with the Special Prosecution Office she works every day on important criminal cases, providing EULEX prosecutors with vital support and assistance.

  

Women in the rule of law

Smile, Work and Explore – Meet Yulia Netesova

Smile, Work and Explore – Meet Yulia Netesova

When she was born in a remote academic town in Siberia, then part of Soviet Union, Yulia’s family was convinced that she would follow the trodden footsteps...

Life’s challenges bring the best outcomes - Meet Natalie Dawson

Life’s challenges bring the best outcomes - Meet Natalie Dawson

Working hard and challenging herself has been a key theme throughout Natalie Dawson’s personal and professional life.

Video Profile

A day in the life of Hakan Wall

A day in the life of Hakan Wall

Head of Advisory Unit Police and Border Matters, explains his work and the challenges he faces in Kosovo.