From: Exit News
Albanian High Court Announces 5 Vacancies at High Judicial Council

The High Court of Albania has announced 5 vacancies at the High Judicial Council (KLGJ), the state authority responsible for the appointment, discharge, transfer, or evaluation of judges of first instance courts and courts of appeal.

KLGJ was one of the new institutions created in the framework of Albania’s justice reform. It is composed of 11 members—six judges, and five lawyers who must have at least fifteen years of professional experience in the field.

The terms in office of five of its members end on December 12, 2021. Three judges and two non-judicial members are to be replaced. Candidates have until September 3rd to submit their applications.

The Qualification Commission at the High Court will decide if the candidates meet the criteria to be elected to KLGJ.

A National Judicial Conference of all Albanian judges will elect the new judges appointed to KLGJ. Parliament will be responsible for electing the two non-judicial members.

The High Judicial Council is responsible for appointing, overseeing, and training judges. It also proposes candidates for the High Court to the Albanian President, in addition to setting the ethical standards and the budget to which Albanian courts must abide.