Denmark to send some of its prisoners to Kosovo

Kosovo will rent 300 of its prison cells to accommodate Danish prisoners, according to an agreement signed between the two states for which Denmark will pay €210 million over the next ten years.

Kosovo’s justice ministry said as quoted by on Friday that the Danish institutions assessed the situation in Kosovo prisons as positive.

The agreement will be formally signed on 20 December when Danish Justice Minister Nick Haekkerup is set to visit Kosovo.

Hekkerup said he was convinced that the human rights of prisoners would be respected in accordance with international standards.

“The same rules will apply as in Denmark,” he told Danish media. /