Danubius International Conferences, 15th International Conference on European Integration - Realities and Perspectives

Justice Reform in Albania with Particular Focus on the Establishment of New Institutions

Gloria Çarkaxhiu
Last modified: 2020-04-13



Abstract: This paper aims to focus to a very historic period of Albanian legislation that is the new Justice Reform. The Republic of Albania has several years on reforming all the justice system by changing the structures and scope of most important justice institutions. These fundamental changes began with the Constitutional amendments in 2016, by establishing a totally new system, and adding a number of new institutions such as Judicial Councils, High Judicial Council (HJC), High Prosecutorial Council (HPC), Justice Appointments Council (JAC), High Justice Inspectorate (HJI), Court against corruption and organized crime, Special Prosecutor’s Office against corruption and organized crime, Special Investigation Unit/National Bureau of Investigation and Re-evaluation Institutions. The method used for this paper is by analyzing the current legal provisions and describes the new structures and competences of each institution, by giving a presentation of the new Justice System in Albania.

Keywords: Constitution, Justice Reform, institutions, parliamentary commission.