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The Appeal Chamber is an independent constitutional institution established to carry out the Transitional Re-evaluation of Judges and Prosecutors in the Republic of Albania in reviewing appeals against the decisions of the Independent Qualification Commission. The Appeal Chamber adjudicates disciplinary misconducts of Constitutional Court judges, members of High Judicial Council, High Prosecutorial Council, the Prosecutor General and the High Justice Inspector. It reviews appeals against decisions of the High Judicial Council, the High Prosecutorial Council and the High Justice Inspectorate imposing disciplinary sanctions against judges, prosecutors and other inspectors.

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  • Public hearing
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    2019.11.04

    The Appeal Chamber held on 16.10.2019, at 12:00 h, the public hearing of case (JR) no. 33/2018, dated 12.11.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 58 dated 01.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Besnik Muçi.

    During this hearing the parties debated with regard to the probative value of a declassified communication, decided to be collected as evidence in the preceding hearing. Following several questions to the assessee, the adjudication panel decided to request additional information to the Prosecution office at Serious Crimes First Instance Court, Tirana, and Prosecution office at the First Instance Court, Tirana, which it considered necessary for the case.

    Considering the time required to the respective institutions to respond to the requests, the adjudication panel decided to adjourn the hearing on 04.11.2019, 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.

  • Annonucement
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    2019.11.04

    The Appeal Chamber held on 04.11.2019, at 10:00 h, the public hearing of case (JR) no. 33/2018, dated 12.11.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 58 dated 01.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Besnik Muçi.

    During this hearing the parties made their respective observations on the responses of the Prosecution office at Serious Crimes First Instance Court, Tirana, and Prosecution office at the First Instance Court, Tirana with regard to the additional information considered necessary for the case, requested by the adjudication panel at the previous hearing. The assessee, after submitting a few submissions, requested the adjudication panel the collection of some new evidences, to the purpose of the review of the case.

    The panel decided to not allow the collection as evidence of the acts in Greek and Turkish languages, as they were not legalized diplomatically or having an apostille, whereas it allowed the collection as evidence of the other written acts.With regard to the acts collected as evidence, the adjudication panel requested the Public Commissioner to submit an assessment of them in the next hearing, scheduled to be held on 07.11.2019, at 09:30 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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  • Public hearing
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    2019.11.07

    The Appeal Chamber held on 07.11.2019, at 09:30 h, the public hearing of case (JR) no. 33/2018, dated 12.11.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 58 dated 01.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Besnik Muçi.

    During today’s hearing the Public Commissioner stated his position with regard to the evidences submitted by the assessee at the previous hearing.

    The assessee provided the adjudication panel with a submission related to the financial analysis of the Independent Qualification Commission for 2003-2006, an analysis included in the appeal grounds of the Public Commissioner.

    The adjudication panel decided to close the judicial review of the case and invited the parties to submit their final conclusions at the hearing dated 12.11.2019, at 12:00 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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  • In camera hearing
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    2019.11.08

    Pursuant to Article 65, paragraphs 1 and 3, of Law no. 84/2016 “On the transitional re-evaluation of judges and prosecutors in the Republic of Albania”, the Appeal Chamber informs the participant parties of case (JR) 7/2019, dated 11.02.2019, related to the assessee Fatos Qato, that due to the impossibility of the International Observer to participate in this process at the date notified upon the previous announcement, it shall hold the review in camera on Friday, 08.11.2019, at 11:00 h.

    The adjudication panel of this case is composed of judges:

    Chairperson:              Ina Rama

    Rapporteur:               Natasha Mulaj

    Members:                   Ardian Hajdari, Luan Daci, Rezarta Schuetz

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

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  • Announcement
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    2019.11.11

    On Thursday, 27.11.2019, at 09:30 h, the Appeal Chamber shall review in camera case (JR) no.29/2019, dated 30.05.2019, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Marsida Xhaferllari against decision no. 115, dated 11.03.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    The adjudication panel of this case is composed of judges:

    Chairperson:              Ardian Hajdari

    Rapporteur:               Ina Rama

    Members:                   Natasha Mulaj, Rezarta Schuetz, Sokol Çomo

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

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  • Public hearing
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    2019.11.12

    The Appeal Chamber held on 12.11.2019, at 12:00 h, the public hearing of case (JR) no. 33/2018, dated 12.11.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 58 dated 01.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Besnik Muçi.

    During today’s hearing the parties submitted their closing arguments. In line with the appeal grounds, the Public Commissioner requested the amendment of decision no. 58, dated 01.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission and dismissal from office of the assessee.

    The assessee submitted his objections to each appeal ground of the Public Commissioner and requested the upholding of decision no. 58, dated 01.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    Following the final conclusions of the parties, the adjudication panel withdrew to make the final decision on the case, to be announced on 21.11.2019, at 11:00 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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  • Announcement
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    2019.11.13

    On Wednesday, 04.12.2019, at 10:00 h, the Appeal Chamber shall review in a public hearing case (JR) no. 40/2018, dated 18.12.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 63 dated 06.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Arben Dollapaj.

    The adjudication panel of this case is composed of judges:

    Chairperson:              Ardian Hajdari

    Rapporteur:               Luan Daci

    Members:                   Albana Shtylla, Rezarta Schuetz, Sokol Çomo

    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
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    2019.11.14

    The Appeal Chamber has registered the case (JR) no. 56/2019, dated 07.11.2019, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Ardian Ylli against decision no. 182, dated 18.07.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    The lot was drawn today on 14.11.2019 at the Appeal Chamber to assign the adjudication panel, the Chairperson and the Rapporteur of the case.

    The adjudication panel, assigned by lot, consists of judges:

    Chairperson:  Ina Rama

    Rapporteur:   Rezarta Schuetz

    Members:       Luan Daci, Natasha Mulaj, Sokol Çomo

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  • In camera hearing
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    2019.11.18

    On Monday, 18.11.2019, at 10:00 h, the Appeal Chamber shall review in camera case (JR) no.38/2018, dated 05.12.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Ahmet Jangulli against decision no. 67, dated 05.10.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    The adjudication panel of this case is composed of judges:

    Chairperson:              Luan Daci

    Rapporteur:               Albana Shtylla

    Members:                   Ardian Hajdari, Ina Rama, Sokol Çomo

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

  • Announcement
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    2019.11.18

    The Appeal Chamber has registered the case (JR) no. 57/2019, dated 11.11.2019, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Elvin Gokaj against decision no. 187, dated 24.07.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission. This decision of the Independent Qualification Commission was also appealed by the Public Commissioner.

    The lot was drawn today on 18.11.2019 at the Appeal Chamber to assign the adjudication panel, the Chairperson and the Rapporteur of the case.

    The adjudication panel, assigned by lot, consists of judges:

    Chairperson:  Natasha Mulaj

    Rapporteur:   Albana Shtylla

    Members:       Ardian Hajdari, Luan Daci, Sokol Çomo

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    The Appeal Chamber has registered the case (JR) no. 58/2019, dated 12.11.2019, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Ilir Mustafaj against decision no. 180, dated 18.07.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    The lot was drawn today on 18.11.2019 at the Appeal Chamber to assign the adjudication panel, the Chairperson and the Rapporteur of the case.

    The adjudication panel, assigned by lot, consists of judges:

    Chairperson:  Rezarta Schuetz

    Rapporteur:   Natasha Mulaj

    Members:       Ardian Hajdari, Ina Rama, Luan Daci

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    The Appeal Chamber has registered the case (JR) no. 59/2019, dated 13.11.2019, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Hysen Keta against decision no. 189, dated 25.07.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    The lot was drawn today on 18.11.2019 at the Appeal Chamber to assign the adjudication panel, the Chairperson and the Rapporteur of the case.

    The adjudication panel, assigned by lot, consists of judges:

    Chairperson:  Sokol Çomo

    Rapporteur:   Rezarta Schuetz

  • Announcement of decision
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    2019.11.18

    The adjudication panel of the Appeal Chamber, composed of judges, Chairperson Luan Daci, case rapporteur Albana Shtylla, and members Ardian Hajdari, Ina Rama, Sokol Çomo, announced the decision on case (JR) no. 38/2018, dated 05.12.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Ahmet Jangulli against decision no. 67, dated 05.10.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    At the conclusion of the adjudication in camera, pursuant to Article 66, paragraph 1, item ‘a’, of Law no. 84/2016 “On transitional re-evaluation of judges and prosecutors in the Republic of Albania”, the adjudication panel, unanimously decided:

    1. To uphold decision no. 67, dated 12.2018, of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the assessee Ahmet Jangulli.
    2. This decision is final and effective immediately.

    Announced in Tirana, today, on 18.11.2019

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  • Announcement of decision
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    2019.11.20

    The adjudication panel of the Appeal Chamber, composed of judges, Chairperson Sokol Çomo, case rapporteur Luan Daci, and members Albana Shtylla, Ardian Hajdari, Rezarta Schuetz, announced the decision on case (JR) no. 4/2019, dated 28.01.2019, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Artor Ylli against decision no. 73, dated 02.11.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    At the conclusion of the adjudication in camera, pursuant to Article 66, paragraph 1, item ‘a’, of Law no. 84/2016 “On transitional re-evaluation of judges and prosecutors in the Republic of Albania”, the adjudication panel, by majority vote, decided:

    1. To uphold decision no. 73, dated 11.2018, of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the assessee Artor Ylli.
    2. This decision is final and effective immediately.

     

    Announced in Tirana, today, on 20.11.2019

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  • Announcement of decision
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    2019.11.21

    The Appeal Chamber held on 12.11.2019, at 12:00 h, the public hearing of case (JR) no. 33/2018, dated 12.11.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 58 dated 01.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Besnik Muçi.

    During today’s hearing the parties submitted their closing arguments. In line with the appeal grounds, the Public Commissioner requested the amendment of decision no. 58, dated 01.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission and dismissal from office of the assessee.

    The assessee submitted his objections to each appeal ground of the Public Commissioner and requested the upholding of decision no. 58, dated 01.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    Following the final conclusions of the parties, the adjudication panel withdrew to make the final decision on the case, to be announced on 21.11.2019, at 11:00 h.

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

  • Announcement of decision
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    2019.11.21

    The adjudication panel of the Appeal Chamber, composed of judges, Chairperson Sokol Çomo, case rapporteur Ardian Hajdari, and members Albana Shtylla, Natasha Mulaj, Rezarta Schuetz, announced the decision on case (JR) no. 33/2018, dated 12.11.2018, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 58 dated 01.08.2018 of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the transitional re-evaluation of the assessee Besnik Muçi.

    At the conclusion of the adjudication, pursuant to Article 66, paragraph 1, item ‘b’, of Law no. 84/2016 “On transitional re-evaluation of judges and prosecutors in the Republic of Albania”, the adjudication panel, unanimously decided:

    1. To amend decision no. 58, dated 08.2018, of the Independent Qualification Commission and dismiss from office the assessee Besnik Muçi, prosecutor at the initiation of the re-evaluation process, judge of the Constitutional Court at the time of the announcement of this decision.
    2. This decision is final and effective immediately.

     

    Announced in Tirana, today, on 21.11.2019, at 11:00 h.

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  • In camera hearing
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    2019.11.27

    On Thursday, 27.11.2019, at 09:30 h, the Appeal Chamber shall review in camera case (JR) no.29/2019, dated 30.05.2019, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Marsida Xhaferllari against decision no. 115, dated 11.03.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    The adjudication panel of this case is composed of judges:

    Chairperson:              Ardian Hajdari

    Rapporteur:               Ina Rama

    Members:                   Natasha Mulaj, Rezarta Schuetz, Sokol Çomo

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

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