Assets of 68 Judges and Prosecutors To Be Reinvestigated

Assets of 68 Judges and Prosecutors To Be Reinvestigated

The assets of 68 judges and prosecutors will be reinvestigated because there are doubt that during the first investigation documents were missing and data was hidden. According to data from the Directorate of Asset Registration, the recently nominated chief registrar Blerina Doracaj has ordered the asset control process to be redone, especially regarding real estate. […]

Vlahutin: Coming Months Crucial for EU Accession

Vlahutin: Coming Months Crucial for EU Accession

During the opening of the Second EU Summer School, EU Ambassador Romana Vlahutin, having returned from the annual conference of EU ambassadors in Brussels, made several remarks that appear to be a departure from her otherwise smooth talking about the Rama government. Either because of Brussels slowly waking up to the reality of the Albanian […]

7 Officials Resigned from the Judiciary So Far

7 Officials Resigned from the Judiciary So Far

As the official start of the vetting of the judiciary is expected to start in September, so far 7 officials have handed in their resignation in order to avoid the vetting procedure. The majority of resignations come from the High Court. The following officials have so far resigned from their posts: Sulejman Tola, prosecutor from […]

To Fix Justice “Once and for All” Is a Dangerous Illusion

To Fix Justice “Once and for All” Is a Dangerous Illusion

During an interview with Deutsche Welle, director of the Independent Monitoring Operation Genoveva Ruiz Calavera made what I consider a dangerous and deceptive claim. That the vetting process, which will reassess all Albanian prosecutors and judges, aims “to consolidate in an incontrovertible manner, once and for all, the rule of law in Albania.” I find […]

Ruiz Calavera: Vetting Will Start in September

Ruiz Calavera: Vetting Will Start in September

In an interview with Deutsche Welle, the director of the International Monitoring Operation (ONM) Genoveva Ruiz Calavera spoke about the beginning of the vetting procedure and its importance for the rule of law in Albania. The vetting is so important for Albania that it can be considered a historical moment, a defining moment for not only the […]

ILDKPKI Starts Gathering Evidence for Vetting Commissions

ILDKPKI Starts Gathering Evidence for Vetting Commissions

The High Inspectorate of the Declaration and Audit of Assets and Conflict of Interest (ILDKPKI) has started gathering evidence in order to provide the Independent Qualification Commission (KPK) with reports on the assets of judges and prosecutors as part of the vetting procedure. The ILDKPKI has sent official requests to the Central Asset Registration Offices (Hipoteka) […]

How Much Will Reformed Justice Cost? – Exit Explains

How Much Will Reformed Justice Cost? – Exit Explains

The implementation of the judicial reform and the creation recently of the vetting institutions will bring significant budget increases as salaries for judges and prosecutors will rise. One of the seven draft laws that was approved as part of the judicial reform package envisions a large rise in pays and pensions for magistrates who will survive […]

Recent ECtHR Ruling Puts Vetting on Edge

Recent ECtHR Ruling Puts Vetting on Edge

Now that the vetting institutions have been installed, the actual reassessment process can start. But for anyone – be they Prime Minister, foreign ambassador, or ordinary citizens – who thinks that from here on it will be smooth ride might be terribly mistaken. Because the major question hovering over the entire reassessment procedure is the […]

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