International Monitoring Operation. Support to the process of temporary re- evaluation of Judges and Prosecutors in Albania – Phase III

International Monitoring Operation. Support to the process of temporary re- evaluation of Judges and Prosecutors in Albania – Phase III

 

Project Value 11,200,000.00 €
Project Status Ongoing
Municipality
Implementing Partners

Austrian Development Agency (ADA)

Beneficiaries: Ministry of Justice

EU Contribution
9,700,000.00 €
Project Timeline
01/04/2023-31/03/2025

Overall Objective

Support Albania to enhance integrity, independence and accountability of the justice system.

Summary of the Project

The action aims at contributing to the strengthening of the independence,
transparency, efficiency, accountability and of public trust in the Albanian
justice system. It envisages the continuation of the International Monitoring
Operation (IMO), started under the AAP 2016 with a Phase I of the project
(IPA/2017/394-591) and continued with a Phase II in 2019 (IPA/2020/412-
370 and IPA/2021/424-808).
In particular, IMO will ensure that the monitoring of the re-evaluation of
Judges and Prosecutors in Albania (“the vetting”) by the vetting bodies, is
carried out until the end of the process, in line with their renewed
constitutional mandate and the Law No.84/2016. The final beneficiaries are
the Albanian citizens, who – as a result of the vetting process and the work
of the IMO – will benefit from increased integrity, professionalism, and
transparency of the judiciary in Albania.
IMO III will also contribute to restore public confidence and trust in the
judiciary, and to consolidate the Rule of Law. The main stakeholders are the
Independent Qualification Commission (IQC), the Appeal Chamber (AC),
and the Public Commissioners (PC).

Activities

Monitoring of investigations, monitoring of hearings, formulation of
dissenting opinions, recommendations to appeal, monitoring of appeals.

Expected Results

The vetting process is properly and timely monitored by the IMO, in line
with the Albanian Constitution, the Vetting Law, and European standards.

Project Reference Number IPA/2023/442-735