In the framework of the Council of Europe continued assistance provided to the Albanian authorities to bring the penitentiary system in line with Council of Europe standards, this Project addresses needs for carrying out reforms in a systematic and strategic manner.

Accordingly the Project supports the authorities in developing a 4-year Action Plan on prisons and also provides expertise in a form of legal opinion to four draft laws in the area of execution of criminal sanctions, as prepared by the Ministry of Justice, namely: Draft Law on the Rights and Treatment of Inmates; Draft Law on Prison Police; Draft Law on Internal Control Service and Complaints in the System of Execution of Criminal Sanctions and Draft Law on Probation Service.

The Project also provides institution-building support that will improve the coordinated approach to countering violent extremism (CVE) in Albania particularly in relation to prisons, civil society, and religious communities. As a result of the Project the CVE Center’s internal procedure and Information-sharing protocols will be strengthened.

The Project is funded by the UK Embassy in Tirana and implemented by the Council of Europe.


Presentation of the draft Prisons Action Plan in Albania

26 February 2019 Tirana

The Council of Europe assisted the Albanian Ministry of Justice in devising a 4-year Action Plan on development of the penitentiary system (2019-2022). The final draft of the Action Plan was presented to relevant interlocutors at a round table that took place in Tirana on 26 February 2019. The...

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Developing a Prison Action Plan for Albania

29-30 October Tirana

The Council of Europe is assisting the Albanian prison system in devising a 4-year Action Plan on development of the penitentiary system. The Plan will provide a strategic and systematic approach to the prison reform process in the country. The participants at the first working group (WG)...

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