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Report on visit to Albania

Corruption and political interference burden Albania's judicial system

16/1/2014 Strasbourg
"The high level of corruption in the judiciary seriously impedes the proper functioning of the judiciary and undermines public trust in justice and the rule of law in Albania. The authorities have...

Albania needs to improve rule of law

[Tirana, 26/09/2013 16:30] - "Justice and law enforcement in Albania are beset by long-standing, structural problems that have led to an almost zero level of trust by the public. The new government...

Albania: Commissioner urges quicker progress to establish the truth on 2011 events

[21/01/2013 10:00] Two years have passed after the regretful events in Tirana during which four demonstrators were shot dead and a number of policemen and protesters were injured. I remain very...

Albania should make its legal aid system more accessible

[06/11/2012 10:00] "In spite of recent legislative steps aimed at improving the free legal aid system in Albania, concerns remain about its compatibility with the Council of Europe standards in...

Albania: political forces must co-operate with the General Prosecutor’s investigation into the violence at the 21 January demonstration in Tirana

Strasbourg, 22/02/11 – "There is a need for a thorough, impartial and credible investigation into the human rights violations which took place in Tirana on 21 January" said Commissioner Thomas...

Albania: Commissioner Hammarberg presents human-rights report

Strasbourg, 18.06.2008 – The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, today presented a report on the human rights situation in Albania. In the document, the Commissioner...