Mr.Sc. Bekim Sejdiu

Judge

Bekim Sejdiu (1974) is a Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo.

Prior to his appointment as a Judge at the Constitutional Court (April 2015), Judge Sejdiu has served as a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo. He belongs to the first generation of ambassadors of the Republic of Kosovo. In this capacity, he has served: Ambassador designate of the Republic of Kosovo to Canada (2014 – 2015), Consul General of the Republic of Kosovo in New-York (2012-2014), and the first Ambassador and founder of the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Kosovo in the Republic of Turkey (2008-2012).

As part of the first group to establish Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Judge Sejdiu has served as a senior advisor at the MFA. Before joining the foreign service of the Republic of Kosovo, Judge Sejdiu was a Professor (assistant) in the Department of International Law at the Law Faculty of University of Prishtina.

Judge Sejdiu, currently a Ph. D. candidate on international relations at the University of Bilkent in Ankara, has completed two master studies: in the area of international relations at the University of Bilkent (2005) and in the area of democracy and human rights at the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna (2001). He has completed his law studies at the Law Faculty of the University of Prishtina (1999).

Throughout his public engagement, Judge Sejdiu was closely involved in efforts to promote social tolerance, rule of law, human rights and gender equality, thus being part of the founding group and at the same time a member of Professional Researcher Council of Kosovo Institute for Policy Research and Development – KIPRED (2002-2008). In the period 2000-2002 he was also a program director at the Kosovo Foundation for Civil Society – KFCS.

During his public activity, Judge Sejdiu has been awarded a number of decorations and appreciations: the Decoration of the Assembly of New York State (USA), Key to the City of Worcester (Massachusetts, USA) and Medal from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey.

Having been an active part in the university teaching, Judge Sejdiu has been on study visits to different universities of Europe and USA. He has published numerous academic papers in various international and local professional journals.

Judge Sejdiu is married to Alberie Sejdiu (Rraci), a teacher at the primary school “Hasan Prishtina” in Prishtina. They have three children: Melisa, Samira and Jon.