From: Exit Staff
ECHR to Rule on Former Albanian Constitutional Court Member

On February 9, the European Court of Human Rights will rule on the request of former Constitutional Court member Altina Xhoxhaj.

Xhoxhaj was dismissed  from the vetting and appealed the decision to dismiss the KPC and the KPA to the European Court of Human Rights.

Judge Xhoxhaj alleges that there were violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms during the vetting process by the Independent Qualification Commission and the Appellate Panel.

Altina Xhoxhaj was fired on May 3, 2018, due to property problems. The decision was taken by the KPC body Etleda Çiftja, Brunilda Bekteshi, and Genta Bundo.

The issue was raised because she cohabited with an individual in 2003 to who she was not related, or married to. At this time, the individual bought a property with their savings. Then in 2005, the property was registered in the name of both, and the mortgage issued with both names.

This decision will be the first regarding the vetting process in Albania. Earlier, Exit wrote that the ECHR considered a violation of due process, the conduct of a trial where one of the judges was not elected in accordance with the law.