Civil society expresses its concern about the process of approval by the Assembly of Albania of ten draft laws linked with the justice reform package. The Assembly approved in its latest plenary session ten draft laws, in violation of procedures according to articles 26, 27, and 28 of the of the Assembly Rules of Procedure,
Normative Act 1 surpasses the constitutional competences of the Council of Ministers, violates the principle of the separation and balancing of powers, and human rights and freedoms
A group of civil society organizations believe that the Normative Act with the power of a law no. 1, known as the Anti-KÇK package, goes against important principles that stand at the foundations of the rule of law, stipulated in the Constitution of the Republic of Albania and the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court.
Legal critique on the Normative Act with the power of a law of the Council of Ministers, no. 1, dated 31.01.2020
With their letter of February 5, 2020, a group of civil society organizations addressed the Speaker of the Assembly to convey their preliminary reactions regarding the normative act with the power of a law no. 1, dated, 31.01.2020 “On preventive measures in the context of strengthening the fight agianst terror, organized crime, serious crimes, and
POLLUTION IN SPITALLË, DURRËS, CALLS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAW BY STATE AUTHORITIES
The Albanian Helsinki Committee (AHC), based on complaints from inhabitants of the Spitallë area (Durrës Municipality) that as a result of the dumping of fishing waste to the drainage canal in the area, environmental pollution in their area being beyond any limit, foul smell (particularly in the summer) had become unberable thus affecting their health,
URGENT NEED FOR BROAD AND CONSTRUCTIVE POLITICAL DIALOGUE ON ELECTORAL REFORM
We are just a few months away from the June 30, 2019, elections for local government bodies. In the Assembly of Albania, the majority has submitted a draft for some amendments to the Electoral Code in force, while the Speaker of Parliament of Albania, in a meeting with reporters, referring to this draft, said that
5% FOR EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE!
Tirana, December 13, 2018 – Civil Society Organisations in Albania through this public statement express their support to the student’s demand for the increase by 5% of GDP of the education budget in Albania. Albania invests only 3.3% of GDP on education, far from international and regional standards. This low investment rate undermines the rights
Albanian Helsinki Committee (AHC), which mission has been and remains to respect the freedoms and rights of citizens, including those of national minorities, expresses its indignation and strongly condemns what happened today in Bularat. A group of persons from Greece used the funeral ceremony of the citizen Kostandin Kacifa, by turning it into a tense
Progress of the vetting process in the justice system is of special importance for the creation of the new institutions, for fulfilling the country’s constitutional and integration obligations, for unblocking stalemates created in the process of filling vacancies in the Constitutional Court and the High Court, as well as for meeting in a timely manner
The Albanian Helsinki Committee (AHC) strongly condemns the armed assault on the residence of known journalist Klodiana Lala and her family members. AHC considers this not only a bandit-like act, but also a cowardly one that seeks to exert pressure and intimidate free speech. Journalist Klodiana Lala has carried out her mission as a professional
In recent days, the Albanian Helsinki Committee (AHC) carried out two monitoring missions in the Prison Hospital (SIPS – Special Institution for Prisoner Services), Tirana and the Zaharia Prison, Kruja. The purpose of the monitoring missions was to observe on site respect for the rights of persons with mental health problems, placed in these institutions.