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 Appeal Chamber is an independent institution established to carry out the Transitional Re-evaluation of Judges and Prosecutors in the Republic of Albania. The Appeal Chamber possesses (bears) disciplinary jurisdiction against members of Constitutional Court, High judicial Council, High Prosecutorial Council and High Inspectorate of Justice enforcing disciplinary sanctions (measures) against other judges, prosecutors and inspectors.

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  • Hearing day
    All day
    2019.07.02

    The Appeal Chamber held on July 2, 2019 the next public hearing of case (JR) no. 13/2018, dated 07.09.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no.32, dated 05.07.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Ms. Alma Brati.

    During today’s hearing, the chair of the panel announced that an adjudication panel assigned by lot, upon its decision no. 13/8, dated 02.07.2019, ruled to dismiss the request of the assessee for the recusal from the review of the case of the case rapporteur.

    Following the final conclusions of the parties, the adjudication panel decided to announce the final decision on Tuesday, 09.07.2019, at 09.00 h.

    The hearing shall be held at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, nr.3. Tirana.

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  • Hearing day
    00:00
    2019.07.03

    The Appeal Chamber held on July 3, 2019 the public hearing of case (JR) no. 30/2018, dated 06.11.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 43 dated 18.07.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Ms. Nertina Kosova.

    The assessee responded in detail to the questions addressed in the previous hearing by the case rapporteur related to her factual financial situation, even though she considered these questions beyond the grounds of appeal of the Public Commissioner.

    Following a request of the assessee, Ms. Nertina Kosova, to take in the capacity of evidence various written acts lodged by her in today’s hearing, and following the opinion of the Public Commissioner with regard to these new acts, the adjudication panel, to the purpose of adjudication of the case, decided to collect them as evidence.

    In order to provide the necessary time to the Legal Service Unit to prepare the financial analysis requested by the Public Commissioner based on the new evidences, the adjudication panel decided to adjourn the hearing on July 12, 2019, at 10:30 h.

    The public hearing shall be held at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, nr.3. Tirana.

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  • Announcement
    00:00
    2019.07.04

    On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 10:00 h, the Appeal Chamber shall review in a public hearing case (JR) no. 35/2018, dated 23.11.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 65 dated 13.09.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Valbona Bala (Pajo).

    The adjudication panel for the review of this case is composed of judges:

    Chairperson:              Ina Rama

    Rapporteur:               Sokol Çomo

    Members:                   Albana Shtylla, Luan Daci, Natasha Mulaj

    The public hearing shall be held at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, nr.3. Tirana.

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  • Hearing day
    00:00
    2019.07.09

    The Appeal Chamber held on Monday, 17.06.2019, at 10:00 h, the public hearing of case (JR) no. 29/2018, dated 05.11.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 60 dated 01.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Mr. Gentian Medja.

    During today’s hearing the Public Commissioner submitted the appeal grounds related to the proficiency criterion, requesting the Appeal Chamber to draft a methodology to carry out, upon measurable objective indicators, a complete proficiency assessment of the assessee.

    The assessee, Mr. Medja, submitted his arguments with regards to the counter-appeal filed against the appeal of the Public Commissioner, alleging it in violation of the law.

    The assessee, after stating that the request of the Public Commissioner for carrying out the proficiency assessment on the basis of a specific methodology is contrary to constitutional principles, requested the Appeal Chamber to uphold decision no. 60, dated 01.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    Due to the complexity of the case and due to objective reasons, the holding of another already scheduled public hearing, the hearing related to the assessee Gentian Medja was adjourned on 09.07.2019, at 10:00 h.

    The public hearing shall be held at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët

  • Announcement of decision
    00:00
    2019.07.09

    The adjudication panel of the Appeal Chamber, chaired by Natasha Mulaj, case rapporteur Rezarta Schuetz, and members Albana Shtylla, Ina Rama and Luan Daci, announced today the decision of case (JR) no. 13/2018, dated 07.09.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no.32, dated 05.07.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Ms. Alma Brati.

    Following the financial analysis carried out by the Appeal Chamber, the adjudication panel concluded that the assessee did not justify upon lawful sources the expenditures and savings stated during the time period 2007 – 2016, comprising in the calculations all Public Commissioner’s requests.

    Finally, on the basis of the above conclusions, pursuant to Article D, paragraphs 1, 3 and 5 of the Annex to the Constitution, Article 33, paragraph 5, item ’b’, and Article 61, paragraph 3, of Law no. 84/2016, it considers that decision no. 32, dated 05.07.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission must be amended.

    For these reasons, the adjudication panel of the Appeal Chamber, based on the facts proven at trial and law applicable to the case, under Article 66, paragraph 1, item ‘b’, of Law no. 84/2016, unanimously decided:

    1. Amendment of decision no. 32, dated 05.07.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission, deciding the dismissal from office of the assessee Alma Brati, judge at Tirana Judicial District Court.
    2. This decision is final and effective immediately.

    Announced in Tirana, today on 09.07.2019

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  • Hearing day
    All day
    2019.07.10

    The Appeal Chamber held on July 10, 2019 the public hearing of case (JR) no. 23/2018, dated 19.10.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 46 dated 24.07.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Xhezair Zaganjori.

    During today’s hearing the Public Commissioner submitted his assessment with regard to the formal terms and content of evidences that the assessee Xhezair Zaganjori lodged with the Appeal Chamber in the hearing dated June 25, 2019, and stated that he continues to stand by the grounds of appeal, without changing any circumstance thereof.

    The assessee submitted additional comments on the submissions of the Public Commissioner made in the previous hearing, and supported them with a few written acts, requesting the adjudication panel to obtain them as evidence.

    Then, the Public Commissioner, following an assessment of the acts lodged by the assessee during today’s hearing and reiterating that he stood by the grounds of appeal, requested the Appeal Chamber to make a statement with this regard.

    The Public Commissioner and the assessee Xhezair Zaganjori debated over the value of the new evidences, submitting their claims with their respect.

    Following the withdrawal for making the decision on the administration of the acts, the adjudication panel ruled to allow the collection as evidence of the acts submitted by the assessee in the hearing dated June 25, 2019, as well as during today’s hearing, dated July 10, 2019.

    The adjudication panel declared the judicial review closed and invited the parties to submit their final conclusions with regard to the case at trial at the hearing scheduled to be held on 17.07.2019, at 14:00 h.

    The public hearing shall be held at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, nr.3. Tirana.

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  • Hearing day
    All day
    2019.07.11

    The Appeal Chamber held on July 11, 2019, at 10:00 h, the public hearing of case (JR) no. 36/2018, dated 04.12.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 61 dated 02.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Mr. Gentjan Osmani.

    During today’s hearing the Public Commissioner submitted the appeal grounds, whereas the assessee submitted his objections to the appeal of the Public Commissioner and requested the adjudication panel to open the judicial review of the case and administer in the capacity of evidence a few new acts lodged by him during today’s hearing. The Public Commissioner requested the adjudication panel to take into consideration a new denunciation on the account of the assessee that the International Monitoring Operation has forwarded to the Public Commissioner and the latter included in the appeal grounds. Upon request of the case rapporteur, the Public Commissioner clarified the main elements of the denunciation, which the Chamber is requested to conduct a thorough investigation.

    The adjudication panel, having withdrawn for decision-making, ruled to open the judicial investigation for the adjudication of the case and allow the collection as evidence of the acts filed by the assessee during today’s hearing. Also, in response to the requests for investigation of the Public Commissioner, to the purpose of investigation on this denunciation, the adjudication panel decided to request information from the General Prosecution office and data from TIMS system. As per above and to provide the necessary time to the Public Commissioner to make a statement with regard to the content of the evidences, the adjudication panel decided to adjourn the hearing on 15.07.2019, at 13:30 h. The public hearing shall be held at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, nr.3. Tirana.

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  • Hearing day
    00:00
    2019.07.12

    The Appeal Chamber held on July 12, 2019 the public hearing of case (JR) no. 30/2018, dated 06.11.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 43 dated 18.07.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Ms. Nertina Kosova.

    During today’s hearing the adjudication panel made available to the assessee and Public Commissioner the financial analysis drafted by the Legal Service Unit of the Appeal Chamber upon request of the Public Commissioner. In order to provide the necessary time to the assessee and Public Commissioner to make a statement with regard to this analysis, the adjudication panel decided to adjourn the hearing on 19.07.2019, at 08:00 h.

    The public hearing shall be held at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, nr.3. Tirana.

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  • Hearing day
    All day
    2019.07.15

    The Appeal Chamber held on July 11, 2019, at 10:00 h, the public hearing of case (JR) no. 36/2018, dated 04.12.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 61 dated 02.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Mr. Gentjan Osmani.

    During today’s hearing the Public Commissioner submitted the appeal grounds, whereas the assessee submitted his objections to the appeal of the Public Commissioner and requested the adjudication panel to open the judicial review of the case and administer in the capacity of evidence a few new acts lodged by him during today’s hearing. The Public Commissioner requested the adjudication panel to take into consideration a new denunciation on the account of the assessee that the International Monitoring Operation has forwarded to the Public Commissioner and the latter included in the appeal grounds. Upon request of the case rapporteur, the Public Commissioner clarified the main elements of the denunciation, which the Chamber is requested to conduct a thorough investigation.

    The adjudication panel, having withdrawn for decision-making, ruled to open the judicial investigation for the adjudication of the case and allow the collection as evidence of the acts filed by the assessee during today’s hearing. Also, in response to the requests for investigation of the Public Commissioner, to the purpose of investigation on this denunciation, the adjudication panel decided to request information from the General Prosecution office and data from TIMS system. As per above and to provide the necessary time to the Public Commissioner to make a statement with regard to the content of the evidences, the adjudication panel decided to adjourn the hearing on 15.07.2019, at 13:30 h. The public hearing shall be held at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, nr.3. Tirana.

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  • Counselling chamber
    00:00
    2019.07.16

    The Appeal Chamber shall review on Tuesday, 16.07.2019, at 10:00 h, in camera, case (JR) no. 37/2018, dated 04.12.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Dritan Rreshka against decision no. 55 dated 31.07.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    The adjudication panel for the review of this case is composed of judges:

    Chairperson:              Albana Shtylla

    Rapporteur:               Ina Rama

    Members:                   Ardian Hajdari, Rezarta Schuetz, Sokol Çomo

    The session in camera shall be held at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, nr.3. Tirana.

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  • Hearing day
    00:00
    2019.07.17

    The Appeal Chamber held on July 7, 2019, at 10:00 h, the public hearing of case (JR) no. 29/2018, dated 05.11.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 60 dated 01.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Mr. Gentian Medja.

    During today’s hearing the adjudication panel provided the parties a preliminary draft of the methodology proposed in the appeal of the Public Commissioner.

    The adjudication panel invited the parties to provide their views with regard to this draft-methodology, in general, as well as its constituent elements and its method of implementation.

    The adjudication panel invited in particular the Public Commissioner to detail his request to further investigations in terms of methodology indicators for which it results that there are no data or information in the case file administered by the Independent Qualification Commission.

    In order to provide the necessary time to the parties to submit their opinions, the adjudication panel decided to adjourn the hearing on17.07.2019, at 10:00 h.

    The public hearing shall be held at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, nr.3. Tirana.

  • Hearing day
    00:00
    2019.07.17

    The Appeal Chamber held on July 10, 2019 the public hearing of case (JR) no. 23/2018, dated 19.10.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 46 dated 24.07.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Xhezair Zaganjori.

    During today’s hearing the Public Commissioner submitted his assessment with regard to the formal terms and content of evidences that the assessee Xhezair Zaganjori lodged with the Appeal Chamber in the hearing dated June 25, 2019, and stated that he continues to stand by the grounds of appeal, without changing any circumstance thereof.

    The assessee submitted additional comments on the submissions of the Public Commissioner made in the previous hearing, and supported them with a few written acts, requesting the adjudication panel to obtain them as evidence.

    Then, the Public Commissioner, following an assessment of the acts lodged by the assessee during today’s hearing and reiterating that he stood by the grounds of appeal, requested the Appeal Chamber to make a statement with this regard.

    The Public Commissioner and the assessee Xhezair Zaganjori debated over the value of the new evidences, submitting their claims with their respect.

    Following the withdrawal for making the decision on the administration of the acts, the adjudication panel ruled to allow the collection as evidence of the acts submitted by the assessee in the hearing dated June 25, 2019, as well as during today’s hearing, dated July 10, 2019.

    The adjudication panel declared the judicial review closed and invited the parties to submit their final conclusions with regard to the case at trial at the hearing scheduled to be held on 17.07.2019, at 14:00 h.

    The public hearing shall be held at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, nr.3. Tirana.

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  • Counselling chamber
    00:00
    2019.07.18

    The Appeal Chamber shall review in camera on Thursday, 18.07.2019, at 10:00 h, case (JR) no. 27/2018, dated 29.10.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Artan Broci against decision no. 53 dated 31.07.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    The adjudication panel for the review of this case is composed of judges:

    Chairperson:              Ina Rama

    Rapporteur:               Ardian Hajdari

    Members:                   Luan Daci, Sokol Çomo, Albana Shtylla

    The session in camera shall be held at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, nr.3. Tirana.

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  • Hearing day
    All day
    2019.07.19

    On Friday, 19.07.2019, at 10:00 h, the Appeal Chamber shall review in a public hearing case (JR) no. 34/2018, dated 13.11.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 62 dated 03.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Artur Malaj.

    The adjudication panel for the review of this case is composed of judges:

    Chairperson:              Rezarta Schuetz

    Rapporteur:               Sokol Çomo

    Members:                   Ardian Hajdari, Ina Rama, Luan Daci

    The public hearing shall be held at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, nr.3. Tirana.

  • Hearing day
    All day
    2019.07.19

    The Appeal Chamber held on July 12, 2019 the public hearing of case (JR) no. 30/2018, dated 06.11.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 43 dated 18.07.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Ms. Nertina Kosova.

    During today’s hearing the adjudication panel made available to the assessee and Public Commissioner the financial analysis drafted by the Legal Service Unit of the Appeal Chamber upon request of the Public Commissioner. In order to provide the necessary time to the assessee and Public Commissioner to make a statement with regard to this analysis, the adjudication panel decided to adjourn the hearing on 19.07.2019, at 08:00 h.

    The public hearing shall be held at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, nr.3. Tirana.

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  • Hearing Day
    00:00
    2019.07.24

    On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 10:00 h, the Appeal Chamber shall review in a public hearing case (JR) no. 35/2018, dated 23.11.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 65 dated 13.09.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Valbona Bala (Pajo).

    The adjudication panel for the review of this case is composed of judges:

    Chairperson:              Ina Rama

    Rapporteur:               Sokol Çomo

    Members:                   Albana Shtylla, Luan Daci, Natasha Mulaj

    The public hearing shall be held at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, nr.3. Tirana.

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