Remzije Istrefi-Peci


Remzije Istrefi-Peci was born on 28 August 1972, in village Bajgorё, Municipality of Mitrovica. She completed her primary and secondary education in Mitrovica, and university studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Prishtina.

Between 2000 and 2002, she attended the Master Program on International Human Rights Law at the University of Notre Dame in USA, where she received a Master’s degree in “The Immunities and Privileges of International Organizations”.

From 2005 to 2009, she worked on the PhD thesis: “The Responsibility of International Organizations for Human Rights Violation – Kosovo Case”, under the supervision of Prof. dr. Blerim Reka and Prof. dr. Wolfgang Benedek, where she has researched the performance of international organizations in post-conflict situations as well as their responsibilities while exercising their public authority.

In 2008, Judge Istrefi-Peci participated as Fulbright Scholar at Duke University, North Carolina (US), where she lectured and conducted research in human rights field. In the period between 2010 and 2013, Judge Remzije Istrefi-Peci was part of the research team with the “Regional Research Program”, University of Fribourg (Switzerland), on “The Role of Civil Society in Kosovo After 1999”.

From 2014, Judge Istrefi-Peci has conducted research in the field of transitional justice (post-doctoral studies) at the International Law Institute of the University “Karl Frances Universitat” in Graz, Austria. In February 2018, Judge Istrefi-Peci established “Center for Transitional Justice” within the University of Pristina.

Since 2002, Judge Remzije Istrefi-Peci is a lecturer at the Department of Political Science and since 2008 she is a professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Prishtina.

Judge Istrefi-Peci has published articles in well-known scientific journals and has contributed to several books that have been published in Kosovo and abroad. Her publications are ranked on the platforms: SCOPUS, Web of Science, World Cat, Ebsco, etc.

Prior to her appointment, Judge Istrefi-Peci also worked as human rights adviser and trainer in several local and international organizations such as: OSCE, EC, UNDP, ECMI, IJK, KIPA, KCA, and was a member of the State Committee on Bar Exam. Between 2015 and 2018, Judge Istrefi-Peci was the national coordinator of Erasmus + Programme for Kosovo. Since 2013, she is engaged as an Arbiter at the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo.

Judge Remzije Istrefi-Peci is married and has two daughters.

She is appointed Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo on 9 August 2018.