Freedom of Expression and Defamation by Tarlach McGonagle published in the Albanian language

11 october 2018

A new practical tool for Albanian judiciary is added to the literature on Freedom of Expressions in Albanian. Freedom of expression is a fundamental freedom, one of the cornerstones of democracy in Europe, enshrined in various key texts, including the European Convention on Human Rights. But the...

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Protecting the right to freedom of expression under the European Convention on Human Rights—A handbook for legal practitioners published in Albanian

11 october 2018

In the framework of the joint European Union/Cuncil of Europe project "Strengthening Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and Media in South East Europe (JUFREX)", a new resource material was put in the hands of the Albanian judiciary. The handbook, authored by Dominika...

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The Albanian School of Magistrates organizes high level Conference on Freedom of Expression Challenges in Albania as it graduates the new generation of magistrates

5 october 2018 tirana

The Albanian School of Magistrates organized today a high conference on “Challenges of Implementing European Standards of Freedom of Expression in the Albanian Context”, involving senior representatives from the judiciary, parliament, executive branches, media, civil society and international...

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The Leadership Academy Programme awards the first generation of leaders at local level

20 september 2018 Albania

On 17-19 September 2018 – the Leadership Academy Programme certified the first generation of 20 leaders at local level. This flagship programme of the Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform of the Council of Europe was established in Albania in early 2018 in partnership with the Academy...

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Albania should continue improving child protection and inclusion of persons with disabilities

13 September 2018 Strasbourg

“The protection of children and inclusion of persons with disabilities has improved in Albania, but the authorities still have to address remaining shortcomings”, said today Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing the report on her visit to the country...

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PACE rapporteurs: satisfaction with vetting of judges and prosecutors; further steps needed to fight high-level corruption

12 September 2018 Strasbourg

Following a visit to Tirana, the co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Albania, Andrej Hunko (Germany, UEL) and Joseph O’Reilly (Ireland, EPP/CD), have expressed their satisfaction with the on-going...

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Monitoring visit to Albania by PACE rapporteurs

31 august 2018 Strasbourg

Andrej Hunko (Germany, UEL) and Joseph O’Reilly (Ireland, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Albania, will make a fact-finding visit to Tirana from 5 to 7 September 2018. Discussions will...

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Suicide prevention session for 70 multidisciplinary staff in Albania

18 July 2018 Albania

With the aim to improve prison staff’s knowledge and practices on mental health care, a four-day training session on suicide prevention took place on 16-19 July in Lezhë and Korçë. The training was based on Council of Europe and European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or...

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Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body acknowledges progress in Albania, but calls for further action

headline 12 July 2018 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) acknowledges the progress made by Albania in implementing its recommendations to prevent corruption in respect of parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors, but it also calls for a number of...

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Results of the SEJ II Second Steering Committee meeting

12 July 2018 Tirana

The Second Steering Committee meeting of the SEJ II Action took place on 11 July 2018 in Tirana. It was co-chaired by representatives from the European Union Delegation to Albania and the Council of Europe. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the SEJ II Action in its new phase with the...

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