Roundtable for the reform in the justice system in Albania

Roundtable for the reform in the justice system in Albania

Tirana, October 31, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

In a roundtable for the reform in the justice system held today, minister of Justice, Nasip Naco expressed the necessity for a deep and comprehensive reform, considering the reformation as a necessity.

He declared that the criteria for the selection of the members of the Supreme Council of Justice must be changed, in order to give way to new arrivals from the Magistrates School.

“I’m convinced that we have judges with integrity. For this reason, the Albanian government is determined to take the necessary steps in order to back the justice system financially”, said Naco.

In his speech, US ambassador to Tirana, Alexander Arvizu said that the US considers the reform in the justice system as a priority.

He invited the majority to discuss with the opposition while he advised the opposition to control its rhetoric.

According to him, the reform must be comprehensive, while guaranteeing international support.

“The process must be comprehensive; the EU guideline must serve as the principle and key guideline. The reform must undergo consults and support. There must be participation from the Venice Commission. The process must not be a political one and the needs of the citizens must be identified and reflected”, said Arvizu. /ibna/