Group for Legal and Political Studies

is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit public policy organization based in Prishtina, Kosovo.
Our mission is to conduct credible policy research in the fields of politics, law and economics and to push forward policy solutions that address the failures and/or tackle the problems in the said policy fields.

Mission Statement

Group for Legal and Political Studies is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit public policy organization based in Prishtina, Kosovo. Our mission is to conduct credible policy research in the fields of politics, law and economics and to push forward policy solutions that address the failures and/or tackle the problems in the said policy fields. Through advocating the policy solutions derived from our policy research, we aim to support four fundamental policy developments:

a. to support the democratization of the polity with regard to institutional and substantive policy reform; b. to strengthen the rule-of-law capacity and performance via informed policy solutions and practical advocating strategies; c. to enhance the economic growth and development by promoting market strategies that increase the rate of growth and stability, and d. to help improve regional cooperation and Kosovo’s presence at the international level.

We are dedicated to provide high-quality public policy research through prominent scholars drawn from international and European centres of excellence in research, while aiming to be globally competitive for our quality research and impact in the fields of political science, law and economics.

We pursue our mission:

a. by producing public policy analysis addressing specific challenges that Kosovo faces within the context of the said policy fields, and offering policy solutions and ways to improve the efficiency, integrity, objectivity and credibility of the polity; b. by engaging with the governmental, civic, media and community-based stakeholders to advocate that certain policy challenges be tackled with more progressive, informed and effective policy responses; c. by offering innovative policy responses to institutions and the public on how to tackle certain challenges in the long-term, and engaging with them to channel the voice for better reform and development strategies; d. by stimulating the public, the civic groups and the communities with ways to increase their role in the decision-making and agenda-setting, therein promoting a vibrant civil society and public opinion formation; e. by organizing open, informed, level-headed and policy-responsive public debates, wherein governmental and non-governmental stakeholders push forward open-minded policy choices and solutions.

Institutional Principles

Group for Legal and Political Studies is committed to advancing the policy and decision-making processes in Kosovo through public policy research, analysis, and professional advice and advocacy. The following principles are essential to our mission:

NON-PARTISANSHIP and NON-POLITICAL AGENDA Group for Legal and Political Studies is an organization free from any political party affiliation, bias, or designation. Its mission is not based on or influenced by any political party, political organization, forum, or other institution related to political parties. Its activities do not aim to support the interests and/or policies of any political party or ideological organization. In addition, the Group refuses to pursue and/or support policies or issues that aim to advance the agenda of any political party or political organization.

NON-PROFIT STATUS Group for Legal and Political Studies is a non-profit (pro bono publico) organization. Group’s mission is to serve as a framework and outlet for civil participation in the policy and decision-making process. It consists of people who are assembled to work toward common/public aims, with the purpose of benefitting the public and society at-large. Moreover, it is not in the Group for Legal and Political Studies’ aim or mission to generate, accumulate and/or distribute personal profits for its members, board or individuals.

QUALITY, OBJECTIVITY, FAIRNESS, INTEGRITY AND EQUALITY Group for Legal and Political Studies work is based on the quality and objectivity as inherent values and distinguished characteristics of our institutional performance. In addition, the Group is devoted to the respect for the principles of integrity and fairness. The Group is an equal opportunity organization; therefore, any discrimination on whatever basis is against our mission and values.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST Group for Legal and Political Studies is committed to avoid any conflict of interest. Its members’ duties are to act in the benefit of the public interest and to respect the organisational values and principles. Group members are therefore obliged to act for, and in the benefit of, the public and should not use their position within the organization for personal benefit.

TRANSPARENCY ANDOPENESS Group for Legal and Political Studies’ work is based on the principle of transparency and openness. Group is prepared to disclose, avail, and allow access to relevant information about the functioning of its bodies, adopted decisions, finances and activities. It is within its mission to provide reasons for its decisions and action, and to make available information about relevant or institutional changes. Group for Legal and Political Studies finances are reviewed by external, credible auditors, and its reports are regularly made available for the public.

RESPECT FOR THE LAW Group for Legal and Political Studies is committed to respect the law and other regulatory obligations. Its members have the obligation to adhere to the law and other rules of conduct.

REPUTATION The Group staff and members have the duty and the responsibility to maintain, protect and develop the inherent values and principles of the organization, and Group’s reputation as a distinguished source of high quality, objective, and non-partisan public policy research, analysis and advocacy.

Membership in International Networks

Group for Legal and Political Studies is part of the following professional/civic international networks:

Our Donors

Group for Legal and Political Studies is supported by the following donors:

Auditor's Reports

GLPS is committed to the highest financial transparency standards, with the external independent auditor's report constituting the basis for continuous independent supervision of the organizational finances. Below you will find the annual independent auditor's reports on Group for Legal and Political Studies' financial statements and material position.
Independent Audits Report 2015 Download PDF
GLPS Audit Report 2014 Download PDF
GLPS Audit Report 2013 Download PDF
Auditing Report 2012 Download PDF

Contact US

Group for Legal and Political Studies
Rrexhep Luci str. 16/1
10 000, Prishtina Kosovo
+381 38 234 456
office@legalpoliticalstudies.org