chapter  13
Resigning their rights? Impediments to women’s property ownership in Kosovo
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Kosovo is one of the newest countries in the world. It achieved independence in 2008 and emerged from international supervision in 2012. As a new country, it has faced the challenge of establishing the appropriate foundations for a fl ourishing economy through the creation and enforcement of property rights. With the incentive of potential European Union membership in the future, Kosovo has shown signifi cant progress in developing laws that are EU compliant. However, the enforcement of these laws often falls short. One of the areas in which there is an identifi able gap between law and practice is in the area of women’s property rights.