Albania starts project to improve judicial transparency

The USAID office in Albania launched a five-year project Tuesday (December 21st) that aims to improve judicial transparency, independence, and performance. At the inauguration ceremony, Office head Joseph C. Williams said that through this project, Washington confirms its support for the rule of law and democratic governance in Albania. Deputy head of the High Court of Justice, Kreshnik Spahiu, used the opportunity to urge politicians to resolve issues hindering the work of the judiciary. He called on parliament to remove the immunity of judges in order to strengthen transparency within the justice system. He also asked MPs to adopt a law on administrative courts that was approved by the government over two years ago.

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