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Robert Muharremi

Assistant Professor

RIT Kosovo

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Robert Muharremi

Assistant Professor

RIT Kosovo


Dr. Robert Muharremi is Assistant Professor and Director of the RIT Kosovo Center for Peace & Conflict Studies. He lectures international law & organizations, international relations, human rights and law & society. Dr. Muharremi has served as advisor for various international organizations and government institutions in Kosovo and has extensive experience as legal counsel in the private corporate and public-private partnership sector. He has served in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, and in other government agencies as adviser on legal and policy issues, and he has actively participated in numerous policy and legislative activities. Dr. Muharremi is a member of the Albanian Branch of the International Law Association. He has published extensively on topics related to international law, international justice, and public policy. He holds a doctorate in law from the University of Saarland (Germany) and a Master of Science degree in public policy and management from SOAS/University of London (UK).

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Muharremi, R. (1999). Hintergründe und Ausmaß der zwangsweisen demographischen Veränderungen im ehemaligen Jugoslawien. In W. Fiedler, Deportation, Vertreibung und Ethnische Säuberung, Bonn.

Muharremi, R. (1999). Die Haager Landkriegsordnung und das Verbot von Vertreibung und Deportation. In W. Fiedler, Deportation, Vertreibung und Ethnische Säuberung, Bonn.

Muharremi, R. (2005). Treuhandverwaltung zwischen Friedenswahrung, Souveränität und Selbstbestimmung: eine völkerrechtliche Analyse der Verwaltungsmission der Vereinten Nationen im Kosovo. Baden-Baden: Nomos

Muharremi, R. (2010). The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) from the Perspective of Kosovo Constitutional Law. Heidelberg Journal of International Law, 70 (1), 357-379.

Muharremi, R. (2010). A Note on the ICJ Advisory Opinion on Kosovo. 11 German Law Journal, 11 (8), 867-880.

Muharremi, R. (2011). Public-Private Partnership Law and Policy in Kosovo. European Public-Private Partnership Law Review, 6 (3), 111-119.

Muharremi, R. (2013). The Role of the United Nations and the European Union in the Privatization of Kosovo’s Socially Owned Enterprises. German Law Journal, 14 (7), 889-925.

Muharremi, R. (2014). Conflicting Rules of Recognition: UN Security Council Resolution 1244 or the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo. German Law Journal, 15 (4), 719-733.

Muharremi, R. (2014). A New Public-Private Partnership Development Strategy for Kosovo. European Public-Private Partnership Law Review, 9 (4), 278-281.

Muharremi, R. (2016). The Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office. Heidelberg Journal of International Law, 76 (4), 967-992.

Muharremi, R. (2017). The Challenge of Introducing New Public Management to Kosovo’s Healthcare Sector. Journal of Croatian and Comparative Public Administration, 17 (1), 7-28.

Muharremi, R. (2018). Preferential Procurement under Bilateral “Tied Aid” Agreements vs. Non-Discrimination under EU Stabilization and Association Agreements. European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review, 13 (2), 129-137.

Muharremi, R. (2018). The Concept of Hybrid Courts Revisited: The Case of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers. International Criminal Law Review, 18 (4), 623–654.

Muharremi, R. (2019). The Kosovo Specialist Chambers from a Political Realism Perspective. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 13(2), 290–309.

Muharremi R. & Dragusha N. (2019). Secession and Self-Determination. Palgrave Encyclopedia for Peace and Conflict Studies

Muharremi, R. (2020). Hybrid Courts and Transitional Justice. Palgrave Encyclopedia for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Muharremi, R. (2020). United National Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo. Palgrave Encyclopedia for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Muharremi, R. (2020). Establishing Institutions under International Administration: The Case of Kosovo. Croatian and Comparative Public Administration 20 (1), 7-28.

Muharremi, R. (2021). The “Washington Agreement” Between Kosovo and Serbia. American Society of International Law Insights, Vol. 25, Issue 4.

Muharremi, R. (2021). The Institutions of the European Union. In Qorraj, G. & Hash, I. (Eds.), European Union and the Western Balkans, Bangkok, Celje & Lublin: ToKnow Press.

Muharremi, R. (2022). Kosovo zwischen internationaler Verwaltung und staatlicher Unabhängigkeit. In Kötter, M. et. al (Eds.), Rechtsstaatsförderung, Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Muharremi, R. (2023). Military Assistance upon Request and the Role of Recognition. Conference Paper for the ILA Use of Force Committee, Warsaw 25-26 May 2023.

Muharremi, R. (2023). From Organ Trafficking to the Kosovo Specialist Chambers - A Case Study on How Strategic Narratives Influence International Criminal Justice. International Criminal Law Review, 1-23.

Currently Teaching

3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to provide a basic knowledge of the field of international relations. Among the topics to be addressed are key theoretical concepts, themes and controversies in the field such as: important state and non-state actors in international politics, security, economic relations between states, levels of analysis, and schools of thought.
3 Credits
This course focuses on the relationships between law and other social institutions, and examines the values and interests that are expressed in law and shaped by legal structures and processes. This course takes an explicit interdisciplinary approach to understanding law and is designed for those interested in a critical inquiry of the nature of law within a framework of a broad liberal arts education. Class 3, Credit 3 (F)
3 Credits
The study of international law and organizations is the study of international cooperation and governance. The course will cover a variety of theoretical and substantive topics including the theories of international law and organizations, the historical development of international organizations, how these organizations work in practice, and whether they are effective. Emphasis will be placed on the United Nations and the role and usefulness of nongovernmental organizations in international organization. Several of the substantive issues discussed are interstate violence and attempts to address humanitarian concerns, globalizations, and the environment.
3 Credits
This course explores the theoretical meaning, both domestically and internationally, and the institutional and political aspects of human rights. Issues covered include the definition of human rights; the relationship between civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights; the meaning and impact of humanitarian and international human rights law; the impact of cultural relativism in the definition and assessment of the promotion and protection of human rights; the significance of different religious perspectives; the question of the legitimacy of humanitarian interventions and the effects of globalization on human rights perceptions and practices.
3 Credits
The course provides a general overview of international themes, ethical principles, and issues that are taken into consideration in international political thought. Possible topics may include theoretical analyses of the ideas of sovereignty, nationalism, hegemony, imperialism, global civil society, political theology, balance of power, collective security, just war, perpetual peace, and human rights. Guiding themes of the course will be a reflection upon the nature of political legitimacy in the international context and the tension between political justifications based upon necessity and those based upon justice. In reading the major political thinkers students will be encouraged to reflect upon the challenge of reconciling ethical obligations to one’s own community with those of humanity in general.

In the News

  • March 14, 2023

    RIT Kosovo (A.U.K.) attended the Global Governance Summit at RIT Dubai

    The RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) President, Kamal Shahrabi and RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Faculty, Albina Balidemaj, Robert Muharremi, and Venera Demukaj participated in the Global Governance Summit held at RIT Dubai. 
    The event gathered representatives from the Academic Senates and the Presidents from the Rochester Campus in New York and the global campuses in China, Croatia, Kosovo, and the United Arab Emirates.