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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
    15:57
    2021.10.01

    The Appeal Chamber held on 21.09.2021, at 10:00 h, the public hearing of case (JR) 12/2021, dated 03.03.2021, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 324, dated 11.12.2020, of the Independent Commission of Qualification, related to the assessee Sokol Ngresi.

    In the absence of one of the judges due to objective health grounds and due to the lack of formation of the trial panel, the presiding judge announced that the hearing shall be adjourned, to be held on 01.10.2021, at 10:00 h.

    The public hearing shall take place in the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Boulevard “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, no.3. Tirana.

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  • Public Hearing
    13:53
    2021.10.04

    Today, on 04.10.2021, at 10:00 AM, the Appeal Chamber held the public hearing of case (JR) 60/2020, dated 18.12.2020, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 316, dated 17.11.2020 of the Independent Commission of Qualification, related to the assessee Ibrahim Hoxha.

    After verifying the presence of the parties, the presiding judge ascertained the absence of the assessee or any of his legal representatives, announcing that the assessee has confirmed via e-mail his acknowledgment of this hearing.

    In order to continue the hearing in the absence of the assessee, the presiding judge requested the opinion of the Public Commissioner, Mr. D. Sina, who requested that the hearing should continue. After being consulted, the panel decided to continue the hearing by giving the floor to the Public Commissioner to present appeal grounds.

    The Public Commissioner, while submitting the appeal grounds, submitted that the re-evaluation process for the assessee cannot be declared closed without a final decision, since the assessee has lost the magistrate status. He requested the trial panel to overrule the decision of the Independent Qualification Commission and order the IQC to classify uncompleted the re-evaluation process for Mr. Hoxha.

    Following the consultations, the Judge Rapporteur addressed some questions to the Public Commissioner regarding the amendment of the appeal request, the legal provisions violated by the Commission, the legal basis upon which the appeal and the submissions submitted at today’s hearing are based, etc., for which Mr. Sina provided the relevant responses.

    In the end, the trial panel, decided to adjourn the hearing to communicate to the assessee the requests submitted by the Public Commissioner in today’s hearing.

    For this reason, the hearing was postponed on 13.10.2021, at 10:00.

    The public hearing will take place in the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Boulevard “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, no.3. Tirana.

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  • Public Hearing
    09:55
    2021.10.06

    On Wednesday, 06.10.2021, at 10:00 hrs., there shall be adjudicated in a public hearing case (JR) no. 21/2021, dated 29.04.2021, related to the appeal filed by the Public Commissioner against decision no. 332, dated 12.01.2021 of the Independent Qualification Commission concerning assessee Lindita Male (Ziguri).

    The panel for the adjudication of this case is composed of the following:

    Presiding judge: Ina Rama

    Judge-Rapporteur: Rezarta Schuetz

    Panel members:  Albana Shtylla, Ardian Hajdari, Natasha Mulaj

    The public hearing shall take place at the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, nr. 3. Tiranë.

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  • Announcement of decision
    10:19
    2021.10.07

    The Appeal Chamber held on 16.09.2021, at 13:00 h, the public hearing of case (JR) 30/2021, dated 02.06.2021, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 374, dated 23.04.2021, of the Independent Commission of Qualification, related to the assessee Shkëlqim Miri.

    The presiding judge informed that at the previous hearing dated 08.09.2021, the trial panel withdrew to make the final decision, to be announced in today’s hearing, but in the absence of the case rapporteur for objective health reasons, the trial panel was unable to reach a final decision.

    Under such circumstances, the trial panel decided ti re-withdrew to make the decision, to be announced on 07.10.2021, at 12:00h.

    The public hearing will take place in the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Boulevard “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, no.3. Tirana.

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  • Announcement of decision
    11:41
    2021.10.11

    The trial panel of the Appeal Chamber, composed of judges, Sokol Çomo presiding, Ina Rama rapporteur, Albana Shtylla, Ardian Hajdari, Rezarta Schuetz, members, announced the decision on case (JR) 53/2020, dated 24.11.2020, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 286, dated 04.08.2020, of the Independent Qualification Commission, related to the assessee Genti Shala.

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

    1. To uphold decision no. 286, dated 04.08.2020 of the Independent Qualification Commission, related to the assessee Genti Shala.
    2. This decision is effective immediately.

    Announced in Tirana, today, on 11.10.2021.

  • Announcement
    14:42
    2021.10.11

    The Appeal Chamber has registered the case (JR) no. 55/2021, dated 04.10.2021, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 392, dated 28.05.2021 of the Independent Qualification Commission, related to the assessee Natasha Prifti (Shallapi).

    Today, on 11.10.2021, the lot was drawn at the Appeal Chamber to assign the trial panel, the presiding judge and the rapporteur of the case.

    The trial panel assigned by lot is composed of the following judges:

    Presiding:  Rezarta Schuetz

    Rapporteur:  Ardian Hajdari

    Members:  Natasha Mulaj, Ina Rama, Albana Shtylla

  • Camera Hearing
    17:48
    2021.10.11

    Today, on 28.09.2021, at 10:00, the Appeal Chamber held the hearing in chambers of case (JR) no. 47/2019, dated 03.10.2019, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Gurali Brahimllari against decision no. 166, dated 21.06.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    The case rapporteur informed that due to health reasons, the presiding judge found it impossible to attend today’s hearing. In these conditions, due to the impossibility to form the trial panel, it was decided to adjourn the hearing until October 11, 2021, at 10:00h.

    The hearing in chambers shall take place in the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Boulevard “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, no.3. Tirana

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  • Announcement of decision
    09:54
    2021.10.12

    The trial panel of the Appeal Chamber, composed of judges, Natasha Mulaj presiding, Ina Rama rapporteur, Albana Shtylla, Rezarta Schuetz, Sokol Çomo members, announced the decision on case (JR) no. 47/2019, dated 03.10.2019, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Gurali Brahimllari against decision no. 166, dated 21.06.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

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

    1. To uphold decision no. 166, dated 21.06.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission, related to the assessee Gurali Brahimllari.

     

    1. This decision is final and effective immediately.

    Announced in Tirana, today, on 12.10.2021.

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  • Public Hearing
    10:34
    2021.10.13

    Today, on 04.10.2021, at 10:00 AM, the Appeal Chamber held the public hearing of case (JR) 60/2020, dated 18.12.2020, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 316, dated 17.11.2020 of the Independent Commission of Qualification, related to the assessee Ibrahim Hoxha.

    After verifying the presence of the parties, the presiding judge ascertained the absence of the assessee or any of his legal representatives, announcing that the assessee has confirmed via e-mail his acknowledgment of this hearing.

    In order to continue the hearing in the absence of the assessee, the presiding judge requested the opinion of the Public Commissioner, Mr. D. Sina, who requested that the hearing should continue. After being consulted, the panel decided to continue the hearing by giving the floor to the Public Commissioner to present appeal grounds.

    The Public Commissioner, while submitting the appeal grounds, submitted that the re-evaluation process for the assessee cannot be declared closed without a final decision, since the assessee has lost the magistrate status. He requested the trial panel to overrule the decision of the Independent Qualification Commission and order the IQC to classify uncompleted the re-evaluation process for Mr. Hoxha.

    Following the consultations, the Judge Rapporteur addressed some questions to the Public Commissioner regarding the amendment of the appeal request, the legal provisions violated by the Commission, the legal basis upon which the appeal and the submissions submitted at today’s hearing are based, etc., for which Mr. Sina provided the relevant responses.

    In the end, the trial panel, decided to adjourn the hearing to communicate to the assessee the requests submitted by the Public Commissioner in today’s hearing.

    For this reason, the hearing was postponed on 13.10.2021, at 10:00.

    The public hearing will take place in the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Boulevard “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, no.3. Tirana.

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  • Announcement
    09:26
    2021.10.14

    On Wednesday, 03.11.2021, at 10:00, the Appeal Chamber shall review in chambers case (JR) no. 2/2020, dated 09.01.2020, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Ndini Tavani against decision no. 199, dated 11.10.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    The trial panel for the review of this case consists of judges:

     

    Presiding: Ina Rama

    Rapporteur: Albana Shtylla

    Members: Ardian Hajdari, Natasha Mulaj, Sokol Çomo

     

    The hearing in chambers will take place in the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Boulevard “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, no. 3,  Tirana.

  • Announcment of decision
    14:14
    2021.10.14

    Today, on 13.10.2021, at 10:00, the Appeal Chamber held the public hearing of case (JR) 60/2020, dated 18.12.2020, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 316, dated 17.11.2020 of the Independent Commission of Qualification, related to the assessee Ibrahim Hoxha.

    During the verification of the presence of the parties, the presiding judge ascertained the absence of the assessee or any his legal representatives, noticing that the assessee failed to submit any reasonable ground on his absence. In these terms, after receiving the consent of the Public Commissioner, the hearing continued in the absence of the assessee.

    Once the Public Commissioner stated that he had no additional requests, the trial panel decided to close the judicial investigation of the case and invited the Public Commissioner to submit the final conclusions.

    In the final conclusions, the Public Commissioner requested the Chamber:

    • To consider the appeal grounds, assessing that the factual circumstances are such as to lead to the application of Article 66, paragraph ‘c’, of Law no. 84/2016, and decide: to overrule decision no. 316, dated 17.11.2020 of the Independent Qualification Commission, related to the assessee Ibrahim Hoxha, ordering the Independent Qualification Commission to classify the re-evaluation process of Mr. Ibrahim Hoxha as uncompleted.

    Following the hearing the final conclusions, the trial panel withdrew to make the final decision, to be announced the next day, on 14.10.2021, at 10:00.

    The public hearing will take place in the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Boulevard “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, no. 3, Tirana.

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  • Public Hearing
    13:47 -13:48
    2021.10.20

    Today, on 06.10.2021, at 10:00, the Appeal Chamber held the public hearing of case (JR) 21/2021, dated 29.04.2021, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 332, dated 12.01.2021, of the Independent Qualification Commission, related to the assessee Lindita Male (Ziguri).

    The presiding judge ascertained the presence of the assessee, presented in person and accompanied by a legal representative, and referred to the electronic communication of the Public Commissioner, Mr. F. Ballhysa, through which he submitted his impossibility to his attendance in this hearing and requested its adjournment.

    Then, once the assessee made a statement about the admission of the request of the Public Commissioner, the trial panel decided to accept the request of the Public Commissioner and to adjourn the hearing on 20.10.2021, at 10:00.

    The public hearing will take place in the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Boulevard “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, no.3. Tirana.

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 Camera hearing

The Appeal Chamber held today, on 30.06.2020, at 11:00 h, the session for the election of the President of the Appeal Chamber, for the period 26.07.2020 – 26.07.2023.

Upon the secret ballot which took place in the presence of international observers of the International Monitoring Operation, the candidate Albana Shtylla was elected with 7 (seven) votes in her favor.

This result was approved upon decision of the Meeting of Judges no. 12, dated 30.06.2020.

Mrs. Albana Shtylla shall take the office of the President of the Appeal Chamber, on 26.07.2020, when the office term of the incumbent President, Mrs. Natasha Mulaj shall terminate.