The US Embassy Has No Competence to Give Any Legal Opinion

The US Embassy Has No Competence to Give Any Legal Opinion

The closer the end of Donald Lu’s term as US Ambassador in Tirana, the more openly he seems to become as a surrogate for the Rama government. Without any clear reason or necessity, the US Embassy posted the following statement on its Facebook page this morning: The Prime Minister of course immediately jumped on the occasion, posting: The […]

The 10-Month Search for KLP Candidates from Civil Society

The 10-Month Search for KLP Candidates from Civil Society

According to Constitution art. 149(4), there is among the 11 members High Prosecutorial Council (KLP) one member from civil society. The KLP is one of the most important new institutions that are the result of the judicial, and has wide-ranging power over the Prosecution Office, including proposing candidates for the position of the Prosecutor General, […]

KLP Edging toward Installation, 4 Civil Society Candidates Proposed

KLP Edging toward Installation, 4 Civil Society Candidates Proposed

The unconstitutional election of the Temporary Prosecutor General seems to have all kinds of curious side-effects. While in December the Civil Society Ad-Hoc Commission released a statement declaring that after five failed open calls it seemed impossible to find qualifying candidates for the civil society member of the High Prosecutorial Council (KLP), that same commission […]

Legal Affairs Commission Starts Hearing Session for Temporary General Prosecutor

Legal Affairs Commission Starts Hearing Session for Temporary General Prosecutor

Yesterday, the five-day deadline announced by Prime Minister Edi Rama for applying for the new position of Temporary General Prosecutor ended. The parliamentary Legal Affairs Commission, which charged itself with selecting the successor of General Prosecutor Adriatik Llalla, even though the High Prosecutorial Council (KLP) has not yet announced the end of his mandate, is holding […]

The Anti-Constitutional Coup for the Prosecutor General – Exit Explains

The Anti-Constitutional Coup for the Prosecutor General – Exit Explains

Yesterday, Mr. Adnor Shameti, a socialist MP, member of the parliamentary Legal Affairs Commission stated: The Legal Affairs Commission will exercise the competencies of the High Prosecutorial Council and, after we have held the hearing session, we will shortlist the best candidates that will be put up for a vote in Parliament. This statement is exactly what it sounds: Parliament is […]

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