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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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  • Announcement
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    2021.01.07

    The Appeal Chamber has registered the case (JR) no. 62/2020, dated 22.12.2020, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Artur Gaxha against decision no. 293, dated 10.09.2020 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    Today on 07.01.2021 the lot was drawn at the Appeal Chamber to assign the adjudication panel, the Presiding judge and the Rapporteur of the case.

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

     

    Presiding:       Albana Shtylla

    Rapporteur:   Rezarta Schuetz

    Members:       Ardian Hajdari, Ina Rama, Natasha Mulaj

     

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    The Appeal Chamber has registered the case (JR) no. 63/2020, dated 22.12.2020, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Neritan Cena against decision no. 304, dated 06.10.2020 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    Today on 07.01.2021 the lot was drawn at the Appeal Chamber to assign the adjudication panel, the Presiding judge and the Rapporteur of the case.

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

     

    Presiding:       Rezarta Schuetz

    Rapporteur:   Sokol Çomo

    Members:       Ardian Hajdari, Ina Rama, Natasha Mulaj

  • Announcement
    09:01
    2021.01.07

    On Tuesday, 26.01.2021, at 11:30 h, the Appeal Chamber shall review in chambers the case (JR) no. 45/2019, dated 23.09.2019, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Enkeledi Hajro against decision no. 154, dated 10.06.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

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

    Presiding:       Ina Rama

    Rapporteur:   Natasha Mulaj

    Members:       Albana Shtylla, Rezarta Schuetz, Sokol Çomo

     

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

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  • Public hearing
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    2021.01.11

    Today, on 11.01.2021, at 12:00 h, the Appeal Chamber held the public hearing of the case (JR) no. 51/2020, dated 23.11.2020, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Alaudin Malaj against decision no. 294, dated 15.09.2020, of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    After being informed and consulted with regard to the preliminary request of the assessee Alaudin Malaj to not allow the participation of the media in his hearing, as well as the prohibition of its publication, the trial panel decided to dismiss the request, assessing that it is not found in any of the terms of Article 20 of Law no. 49/2012 “On administrative courts and adjudication of administrative disputes”, as amended. The object of the appeal of the assessee is the decision of the Independent Qualification Commission which is no cause related to privacy, protection of public morals, public order, national security or trade secrecy.

    The assessee was heard by the trial panel as he submitted his objections regarding the proceedings at the Independent Qualification Commission. To the purpose of the review of the case the assessee, Mr. Malaj submitted two new additional acts, one of which, the lawsuit filed by him with the Administrative Court of First Instance Tirana, against the decision of the Independent Qualification Commission, upon postal receipt dated 17 June 2020, was admitted as evidence by the trial panel. With regard to the other act, the trial panel requested the assessee to bring it back in the form required by law, as it was only an uncertified copy.

    The trial panel decided also to provide the assessee the opportunity to get acquainted with the procedural acts of the case file of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the addressing the requests of the assessee with object the recusal of the trial panel members. To this aim, the hearing was postponed to be held on January 27, 2021, at 10:00 h.

    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
    00:00
    2021.01.12

    On Tuesday 12.01.2021, at 10:00, the Appeal Chamber shall review in camera the case (JR) no.34/2019 dated 18.07.2019 corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Albina Spaha, against decision no. 139, dated 15.04.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    The adjudication panel for this case, consists of judges:

    Presiding judge: Albana Shtylla

    Rapporteur: Rezarta Schuetz

    Members: Ina Rama, Natasha Mulaj, Sokol Çomo

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

  • Announcement of decision
    00:00
    2021.01.12

    The trial panel of the Appeal Chamber, composed of judges Albana Shtylla, presiding, Rezarta Schuetz, rapporteur, Ina Rama, Natasha Mulaj, Sokol Çomo members, announced the decision on case (JR) no. 34/2019, dated 18.07.2019, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Albina Spaha, against decision no. 139, dated 15.04.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

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

     

    1. To uphold decision no. 139, dated 15.04.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission, pertainig to the assessee Albina Spaha.
    2. This decision is final and effective immediately.

    Announced today, on 12.01.2021, in Tirana.

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  • Public hearing
    00:00
    2021.01.13

    The Appeal Chamber announces that the public hearing on the case (JR) no.21 / 2020, dated 26.06.2020, related to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 249, dated 06.03.2020 of the Independent Qualification Commission for the assessee Piro Samara, scheduled to be held on 09.12.2020, at 10:00, due to the absence of the case rapporteur for objective reasons due to health issues, shall take place on Wednesday, 13.01.2021, at 10:00 h.

    The adjudication panel for this case consists of judges:

    Presiding judge: Rezarta Schuetz

    Rapporteur:  Ina Rama

    Members:  Albana Shtylla, Ardian Hajdari, Natasha Mulaj

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

  • Announcement of decision
    00:00
    2021.01.13

    The trial panel of the Appeal Chamber, composed of judges, Rezarta Schuetz, presiding, Ina Rama, rapporteur, Albana Shtylla, Ardian Hajdari, Natasha Mulaj members, announced the decision on case (JR) no.21 / 2020 dated 26.06.2020, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 249, dated 06.03.2020 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

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

    To amend the Independent Qualification Commission decision no. 249, dated 06.03.2020, as follows:

    1. To terminate the re-evaluation process for the assessee Piro Samara, inspector at the former High Council of Justice.
    2. To declare the forfeit of the right of the assessee to be appointed as a judge or prosecutor of any level, a member of the High Judicial Council or High Prosecutorial Council, High Inspector of Justice or Prosecutor General, for a 15-year period.
    3. This decision is final and effective immediately.

     

    Announced in Tirana, on 13.01.2021.

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  • Announcement
    00:00
    2021.01.15

    The Appeal Chamber has registered the case (JR) no. 1/2021, dated 08.01.2021, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Fjoralba Prifti against decision no. 299 dated 17.09.2020 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    Today on 15.01.2021 the lot was drawn at the Appeal Chamber to assign the adjudication panel, the Presiding judge and the Rapporteur of the case.

     

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

    Presiding: Albana Shtylla

    Rapporteur: Ina Rama

    Members:  Ardian Hajdari, Natasha Mulaj, Rezarta Schuetz

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  • Camera hearing
    00:00
    2021.01.19

    On Tuesday, on 19.01.2021, at 10:00 h, the Appeal Chamber shall review in chambers case (JR) no. 41/2019 dated 06.09.2019, corresponding the appeal of the assessee Eugen Beçi, against decision no.171, dated 26.06.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    The trial panel of this case consists of judges:

    Presiding:        Natasha Mulaj

    Rapporteur:    Albana Shtylla

    Members:        Ardian Hajdari, Rezarta Schuetz, Sokol Çomo

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

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  • Public hearing
    00:00
    2021.01.21

    The Appeal Chamber held today, on 23.12.2020, at 10:00 h, the public hearing of the case (JR) 39/2019, dated 04.09.2019, which corresponds to the appeal of the assessee Evelina Qirjako against decision no. 178, dated 08.07.2019, of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    The assessee, Mrs. Qirjako, submitted her preliminary request to the panel to suspend the review of her case until the final resolution of the lawsuit she filed with the Administrative Court of Appeal, as according to her, the decision that this court shall make is directly related to the review of the case in the Appeal Chamber.

    After withdrawing for consultation regarding the request of the assessee, based on Article 50 of Law 84/2016 “On the transitional re-evaluation of judges and prosecutors in the Republic of Albania”, the trial panel, by a majority vote, decided to request to the Tirana Administrative Court of Appeal information on the status of the adjudication of the case of Mrs. Evelina Qirjako and continue the examination of the case in the Appeal Chamber, after receiving this information.

    In these circumstances, the trial panel decided to adjourn the hearing until 21.01.2021, at 10:00h.

    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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  • Camera hearing
    00:00
    2021.01.26

    On Tuesday, 26.01.2021, at 11:30 h, the Appeal Chamber shall review in chambers the case (JR) no. 45/2019, dated 23.09.2019, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Enkeledi Hajro against decision no. 154, dated 10.06.2019 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

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

    Presiding:       Ina Rama

    Rapporteur:   Natasha Mulaj

    Members:       Albana Shtylla, Rezarta Schuetz, Sokol Çomo

     

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

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  • Public hearing
    00:00
    2021.01.27

    Today, on 11.01.2021, at 12:00 h, the Appeal Chamber held the public hearing of the case (JR) no. 51/2020, dated 23.11.2020, corresponding to the appeal of the assessee Alaudin Malaj against decision no. 294, dated 15.09.2020, of the Independent Qualification Commission.

    After being informed and consulted with regard to the preliminary request of the assessee Alaudin Malaj to not allow the participation of the media in his hearing, as well as the prohibition of its publication, the trial panel decided to dismiss the request, assessing that it is not found in any of the terms of Article 20 of Law no. 49/2012 “On administrative courts and adjudication of administrative disputes”, as amended. The object of the appeal of the assessee is the decision of the Independent Qualification Commission which is no cause related to privacy, protection of public morals, public order, national security or trade secrecy.

    The assessee was heard by the trial panel as he submitted his objections regarding the proceedings at the Independent Qualification Commission. To the purpose of the review of the case the assessee, Mr. Malaj submitted two new additional acts, one of which, the lawsuit filed by him with the Administrative Court of First Instance Tirana, against the decision of the Independent Qualification Commission, upon postal receipt dated 17 June 2020, was admitted as evidence by the trial panel. With regard to the other act, the trial panel requested the assessee to bring it back in the form required by law, as it was only an uncertified copy.

    The trial panel decided also to provide the assessee the opportunity to get acquainted with the procedural acts of the case file of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the addressing the requests of the assessee with object the recusal of the trial panel members. To this aim, the hearing was postponed to be held on January 27, 2021, at 10:00 h.

    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 for the election of the President of the Appeal Chamber, for the period 26.07.2020 – 26.07.2023.

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.