Orders, decorations, and medals of Kosovo

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State decorations of the Republic of Kosovo are regulated by the Law on Decorations. Decorations are divided into three grades: orders, medals and commemorative medals. The President also bestows the title of Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo to people who have made extraordinary contributions to the Republic of Kosovo. This is an honor bestowed very rarely with only eight recipients in the history of the Republic.

The orders, decorations and medals are awarded by the President of Kosovo,[1] though nominations might come from: Chairman of the Assembly, Prime Minister, President of the Supreme Court and the Electoral College, Chief Prosecutor of Kosovo, Minister, Chief of General Staff, General Director of Police, President of the Municipal Assembly, President of the Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Honorary Titles[edit]

  1. Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo

Orders[edit]

  1. Hero of Kosovo Order
  2. Kosovo Order of Freedom.svg Order of Freedom
  3. The Order of Independence

Medals[edit]

  1. Presidential Medal of Merits
  2. Medal of Merit (Minister of Internal Affairs)

Military[edit]

  1. Military Medal for Service in Kosovo

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes:

a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 99 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 112 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 13 later withdrew their recognition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ AWARDED HONOURS FOR 28 NOVEMBER, FLAG DAY, Presidency of Kosovo, 28 November 2012, retrieved 2013-08-26