Horizontal Facility logoThe main partners and beneficiaries of the Project are the School of Magistrates, the Ministry of Justice (Property Treatment Agency and State Advocate), the Supreme Court, the Constitutional Court and the Prosecution General’s Office.

The main aim is to improve the capacity of the judiciary to apply the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) case law at the national level, as well as to enable legal professionals to effectively apply remedies related to non-enforcement of national judgments closely targeting undue length of proceedings (objective 1), property compensation/restitution (objective 2), and fairness of criminal proceedings (objective 3).

The following results are expected:

  • to identify shortcomings concerning the non-enforcement of national judgments/decisions and length of proceedings and to propose legislative solution;
  • to strengthen  capacity of the School of Magistrates to develop and implement human rights training curricula and materials in line with European human rights standards;
  • to strengthen capacities of legal professionals to interpret and apply the provisions of the Article 6§1 of the ECHR.
  • to ensure that requirements to render the mechanism to execute judgments in relation to compensation or restitution of property are effective and clear;
  • to assess legislative measures concerning non-execution of judgments and administrative decisions in context of compensation/restitution of property;
  • to improve knowledge of legal professionals on the issue of enforcement of judgments in context of compensation/restitution of property;
  • to propose amendments for national criminal legislation to allow for the reopening of criminal proceedings in case of violation of the right to fair trial;
  • to strengthen the capacity of the School of Magistrates to train judges and prosecutors on the reopening of criminal proceedings and fair trial;
  • to strengthen the capacity of judges and prosecutors to apply the requirements of Article 6 of the ECHR and the relevant case law of the ECtHR with regards to the fairness and reopening of criminal proceedings.
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Two State Advocate staff seconded to the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

6 May 2019 Strasbourg

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Support to implementation of the law on the Treatment of Property in Albania

3 May 2019 Tirana

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Successful finalisation of the human rights legal course for law students in Tirana and Durrës

March-April 2019 Tirana - Durrës

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