With a view of increasing the efficiency in first instance and appeal courts, EURALIUS in collaboration with the HJC organized on 18 and 20 October 2021 two brainstorming rounds with respectively judges of these court levels on the topic of enhancing efficiency of justice in the courts of Albania. More concretely, these events provided an excellent discussion forum on exploring possible steps/measures of organisational, legislative, and working method related nature, which may unburden the workload of judges.
EURALIUS was invited to participate and moderate the second part of the workshop organized by OPDAT for the High Prosecutorial Council (HPC) to discuss the draft Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct of Prosecutors. The Workshop took place on 14 October 2021 and provided a platform to discuss in detail the content and regulations of the draft Code. The workshop is an important step towards the finalization and approval of the Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct of Prosecutors by the HPC.
On 12 October 2021 EURALIUS facilitated the second Round Table for representatives of the High Judicial Council (HJC), the High Prosecutorial Council (HPC), the High Justice Inspector (HJI) and the Independent Qualification Commission (IQC. ). The Round Table aimed at providing a platform of communication and coordination between the justice governance institutions and the vetting bodies, on issues of common concern. During fruitful discussions agreements were reached for coordination mechanisms. The Round Table was attended also by representatives of the International Monitoring Operation (IMO) and OPDAT.
On 11 October at the premises of the Ministry of Justice was held a reception and ceremony for the awarding of the Training Certificates to the participants by the Minister of Justice and the Team Leader of EURALIUS. The ceremony was the culmination of the cycle of specialisation trainings for the staff of the Codification Directorate at the MoJ.