Albania


AL

Official (constitutional) name of the country

Republic of Albania

Organisation of the judicial system

European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ). Profile of Albania

Judicial cooperation

General description of the national system for international judicial cooperation in criminal matters

Albania belongs to the continental system of law and as a result it is based on written laws. However, the legal framework is reinforced by the judicial precedent. 

The Constitution of Republic of Albania guarantees the due criminal legal process as one of the fundamental individual rights, also expressly acknowledging the inviolability of essence of these rights under the European Convention of Human Rights. 

All international Conventions and Agreements, after ratification by law, become part of the domestic legal system and prevail over the domestic law in case of conflict or incompatibility.

Ministry of Justice is the central authority assigned for the implementation of Council of Europe Conventions and UN Conventions to which Albania has acceded. 

The Department of Jurisdictional Foreign Relations at the Ministry of Justice is responsible to deal with and follow all requests for international judicial cooperation.

Text in original language, English and/or other available languages of the relevant national laws/provisions of the Criminal procedure codes  on judicial cooperation in criminal matters

CRIMINAL CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA (Euralius website)

Criminal Justice Collection (Euralius website)

LAW No. 10 193 dated 03.12.2009 “ON JURISDICTIONAL RELATIONS WITH FOREIGN AUTHORITIES IN CRIMINAL MATTERS”

 

Links to the relevant sections of the Council of Europe and United Nations Treaties Offices websites containing information on the conventions to which Albania is party.

Council of Europe Treaty Office

United Nations Treaty Collection

National case law relevant for judicial cooperation in criminal matters

Nothing to report at this time

Information on the organisation of the EJN

Albania has nominated two representatives to the EJN who are the Albanian EJN Contact Points.  Namely one representative is Prosecutor Head of Foreign Jurisdictional Directory at the Albanian General Prosecution Office (GPO); the other representative is Head of Department of Foreign Jurisdictional Relations at the Albanian Ministry of Justice (MOJ) part of the Albanian Government.

Useful national links

Recent national developments on judicial cooperation in criminal matters

Nothing to report at this time

Other useful information

More information and Contact Persons can be found on the Albanian page of the Cooperation with third countries and judicial networks section.

www.e-albania.al (With Country Information and more information )

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