Judicial Reform in Albania This Week

As the judicial vetting process continues in Albania, we present you with the latest developments in matters related to justice reform this week.

On Tuesday, the Independent Qualification Commission (KPK) dismissed prosecutor Avni Kraja at Prosecutor’s Office of the District of Tirana.

Kraja received a negative assessment during his asset vetting procedure.  The administrative investigation into his financial reports could find no justification for the wealth he has created.

The Qualification Commission confirmed the appointment of judge Flojera Davidhi at the District Court of Korça.

During the hearing, the Commission found no problems in regard to her assets or her background assessment, while Davidhi’s past decision during the trial of a local official accused of corruption will be subject to further investigation.

On Thursday, KPK confirmed the appointment of Migena Laska at the District Court of Tirana.

During the hearing, the Commission positively assessed Laska’s background and proficiency, while she was asked about an apartment sale and to provide proof of the sources of her cash savings over one year.

The Qualification Commission also confirmed the appointment of prosecutor Alfred Shehu at the Judicial District of Elbasan.
The prosecutor successfully passed the vetting process after a positive assessment of his background, his professionalism, and his assets.

The Special Court of first instance against Corruption (SPAK) has sentenced former General Prosecutor Adriatik Llalla to 2 years in prison and has banned him from exercising public office for 5 years for failing to declare his assets.