Harmonisation of court legislation and practice with the standards imposed by the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) is a fundamental precondition for ensuring legal certainty and the overall protection of human rights in the member states.
In this context, the European Union and Council of Europe is providing continuous support to the institutional capacities of the State Advocate and its outreach to judiciary institutions in harmonising the national case-law with that of the Court.
To this effect, two lawyers from the State Advocate have been seconded for one month each to the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. These placement opportunities enhanced the capacities of the State Advocate to monitor the harmonisation of domestic legal regulations with the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Court case-law, and thus provided additional strength to the protection of human rights in Albania.
The placements are supported in the framework of the action “Supporting enforcement of the judicial decisions and facilitating the execution of ECtHR judgements in Albania” under “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II”, a co-operation initiative co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.