Court Organisation and Court Administrators’ capacities in Albania: publication of the first exploratory study

10 May 2016 Tirana

An exploratory study to assess the current situation with regards to Court organisation and administrators’ capacities, their functions and responsibilities was conducted by a team of CEPEJ experts (Marco VELICOGNA, Scientific expert and Researcher at the Research Institute on Judicial Systems of...

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Publication of an analysis on the satisfaction survey of Albanian court users

21 April 2016 Tirana

A number of satisfaction surveys, which are aimed at court users, have been conducted in 10 Albanian courts. The outcome was the production of recommendations from the CEPEJ team of experts in order to outline an action plan which improves the quality of public service of justice and courts. The...

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Discussions on the Project Progress, Priorities and the ways forward in Albania

11 March 2016 Tirana

An event to discuss the “Project Progress, Priorities and the Ways forward” took place on 11 March 2016 in Tirana, Albania. The aim of the event was to bring together representatives of the Judiciary, academia, national and International Organisations to present and discuss Project’s progress to...

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Meeting with the judicial authorities in Albania

11 March 2016 Tirana

Meetings with the Minister of Justice, Mr Ylli Manjani, with the President of the Constitutional court of Tirana, Mr Bashkim Dedja as well as with the Delegation from the European Union in Albania will take place in Tirana, Albania, on 10 and 11 March 2016. Furthermore, the Steering Committee of...

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Round table to present and discuss the CEPEJ report on Judicial Administration in Albania

2 March 2016 Tirana

A round table to discuss the report drafted by the team of Council of Europe CEPEJ experts, under M. Marco Velicogna’s leadership, took place on 2 March 2016 in Tirana. The report focuses on issues of judicial administration in Albania and provides an overview of the legal and institutional...

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Roundtable on court user satisfaction survey in Albania

18 February 2016 Tirana

A roundtable to present the conclusions of the report by Mr Marco Fabri, CEPEJ scientific expert, regarding the users’ satisfaction surveys carried out in a number of Albanian pilot courts, took place on 18 February 2016 in Tirana.

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Round Table in Albania on data protection and justice

17 February 2016 Tirana

A round table to present the report on data protection and transparency in Albanian court proceedings, written by Council of Europe expert Graham Sutton took place on 17 February 2016 in Tirana. The report provides an overview of the current situation in Albania regarding access to information,...

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Assessment of possible developments in judicial and prosecutorial training in Albania

2 February 2016 Tirana

A roundtable to present the report of Mr Raffaele Sabato, an international expert of the CEPEJ and a judge of the Italian Court of Cassation, was organised on 2 February 2016 at the School of Magistrates of Tirana, in Albania. The purpose of the mission of Mr Sabato in Albania was to make an...

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Roundtable on the relations between courts and the media in Albania

26 January 2016 Tirana

A roundtable on the relations between courts and the media took place in Tirana, Albania, on 26 January 2016, to present the main findings resulting from the visit to Albania of the experts Cedric Visart de Bocarmé, Gerhard Reissner and Hans Rathgeb (the latter representing “EURALIUS”). The...

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Study visit to Strasbourg for the representatives of the Albanian Judiciary

3 December 2015 Tirana

A study with the representatives of the Constitutional Court and the High Court of Albania; the Albanian Ministry of Justice and the High Council of Justice visit took place on 2 and 3 December 2015 at the Council of Europe premises in Strasbourg. The participants have been informed about the...

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National conference on judicial time management in Albanian courts and Court Coaching Meetings

23-27 November 2015 Tirana

Two CEPEJ experts, Mr Jacques Bühler and Mr Jon Johnsen paid a visit to Tirana on 23 – 27 November 2015 with a view to assessing the progress made by courts in implementing Court Coaching Programmes on 15 SATURN Priority Guidelines and quality tools. The highlight of the week was a national...

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Publication of the in depth assessment report of the justice system in Albania (26 October 2015)

26 October 2015 Albania

The evaluation report on the functioning of the justice system in Albania, prepared by the experts, Mr Jacques Bühler (Switzerland) and Mr Jon Johnsen (Norway), has been finally published. The report regards judicial budgetary and organisational issues (human and material resources, workload and...

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Albania: Relations between the Judiciary and the Media

29 September 2015 Albania

Mr Cédric Visart de Bocarmé (Belgium) and Mr Gerhard Reissner (Austria), experts of the Council of Europe, visited Albania on 28 and 29 September 2015 to address the organisation of the relations between judiciary and the media in the future, together with representatives of the Ministry of...

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Access to judicial decisions and data protection issues in Albania (28-30 September 2015)

28-30 September 2015 Albania

Two experts of the Council of Europe, Mr Graham Sutton and Ms Sylvie Lausi, paid a visit to Tirana on 28-30 September 2015. The mission focused on issues of public access to judicial decisions and personal data protection in the daily work of the Albanian courts. Following the mission, the...

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Round table relating to time management in Albanian Courts and Court Coaching Meetings (14-15 September 2015)

14-15 September 2015 Tirana

A round table took place on 14 September 2015, in Tirana (Albania), to discuss issues relating to time management in Albanian Courts. This discussion was based on findings and observations of the Court Coaching visits conducted in 37 courts and reflected the most pressing time management issues...

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Seminar on the current evolution in judicial and prosecutorial training in Europe (20 July 2015)

20 July 2015 Tirana

A Seminar organised in the framework of the joint EU/CoE project “Support to Efficiency of Justice – SEJ” and in cooperation with the Lisbon’s Network of the CoE (in partnership with the School of Magistrates of Albania) and a number of European judicial and prosecutorial (J&P) training...

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Study visit to the Hague for the representatives of the Albanian Judiciary, organised in the context of the SEJ project (7 - 8 July 2015)

7-8 July 2015 Albania

A study visit for the representatives of the HCJ; the MoJ and representatives of the High Court and group of initial courts the Project is working with took place on 7-8 July in the Hague, the Netherlands. The aim of this visit was to familiarise and exchange views between the Albanian and Dutch...

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Court Coaching Programme continues in the Albanian Courts (19 June 2015)

19 June 2015 Albanian

The activities of the Court Coaching programme are being pursued in Albania, focusing on the analysis of the daily work of the courts and the assessment of the degree of implementation of the SATURN Guidelines on judicial time-management in all Albanian courts. Between 18-22 May and 15-19 June...

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Justice reform in Albania: reviewing the evaluation of the professional performance of judges

8 June 2015 Albania

The Council of Ministers of Albania has reviewed and approved the draft law "On the system of evaluation of judges' performance in the Republic of Albania” prepared by the Minister of Justice with the support of the Joint Programme entitled "Increase the efficiency of the Albanian justice system,...

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Follow-up visit on “Improving the communication between the judiciary and media”

13 May 2015 Albania

The international experts visited Albania on 11 and 12 May 2015 to present the findings and recommendations of their first assessment mission to Albania and further discuss issues regarding the relations of the judiciary with the Media. A meeting with representatives of the 6 initial courts took...

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