Reform in the justice system, Nishani: The process is in a deadlock

Reform in the justice system, Nishani: The process is in a deadlock

Tirana, November 19, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

President of Albania, Bujar Nishani appealed for efforts to continue for the reform in the justice system, adding that the reform must be made in full.

The head of the state called on all actors in the country to start work as soon as possible in order to determine the priorities, draft objectives on each priority and then draft them in the context of legal measures.

Present in the conference organized for the EURALIUS IV opening project funded by the EU: “Consolidation of the justice system in Albania”, the head of the state said that the European Union’s aid for the Albanian justice system amounts to 150 million Euros up until today.

As far as the meeting on the reform in the justice system is concerned, a meeting which was called by him, he said that the process is in a deadlock and that the meetings that followed the October 6 meeting are not giving results, underlining that no advancement is made in the reform in justice.

“I’m convinced that the current mission Euralius IV will offer its best expertise in the reform in the justice system and will serve for the strengthening of transparency, efficiency, accountability and the faith of the citizens in the justice system, in line with the best European practices. Considering the progress of the reform in the justice system as a process which doesn’t happen over night, as president of republic, I called on October 6 a meeting with the involvement of all parties to discuss the reform in the justice system as a priority of our society”, said Nishani.

Nishani added that the realization of the reform in the justice system must be far from fragmentary positioning or a pseudo reform for the sake  of the reform, but to transform the will clearly expressed in the October 6 meeting into a synergy of serious and concrete work of all actors.

Naco: Reform must be all inclusive

Minister of Justice, Nasip Naco declared that all inclusive dialogue is important for the realization of the reform in justice. In his speech during the EURALIUS project, Naco said that the justice system must be responsible and transparent, therefore, domestic and foreign experts are working together to define the path that must be followed to conduct the reform in the justice system.

According to him, the product of this reform must be a justice system with European standards, transparent, long term and with responsible judges in the decisions that they take. /ibna/