Architecture of Accountability and the Rule of Law in Public Finance in Kosovo: the Impact of the Auditor General

  • Nur Çeku University of Prishtina, Law Faculty, Prishtina, Kosovo
Keywords: good governance, rule of law, accountability, transparency, audit of public money, public interest, Auditor-General of the Republic of Kosovo

Abstract

Accountability and the rule of law are fundamental and indispensable elements of democracy. The legitimacy and transparency of the collection and spending of public finances is a sine qua non of democratic governance. To ensure this, it is necessary to take legal action and find specialized mechanisms that have the authority to exercise control and prevent possible abuse of power. These mechanisms are an integral part of the architecture of economic governance and most countries have designed the institution of the Auditor General as the best way to achieve this goal. This institutional mechanism ensures financial and legal control as well as a performance appraisal of the government. Therefore, this paper analyzes the development of the Auditor General in Kosovo, discusses the legal framework and its relation with other branches of government, and also examines the challenges and prospects in implementing its recommendations from the public sector in the future.

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Author Biography

Nur Çeku, University of Prishtina, Law Faculty, Prishtina, Kosovo

Nur Çeku, PhD candidate, University of Prishtina, Law Faculty, Prishtina, Kosovo, e-mail: nurceku@gmail.com

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Published
2021-12-23
How to Cite
Çeku N. (2021). Architecture of Accountability and the Rule of Law in Public Finance in Kosovo: the Impact of the Auditor General. LeXonomica, 13(2), 235-260. https://doi.org/10.18690/lexonomica.13.2.235-260.2021
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