AC Transparency Program

1. INTRODUCTION

 The Transparency Program  of  Appeal Chamber  is prepared  in compliance with Law No. 84/2016 “ On the Transitional Re-evaluation of Judges and  Prosecutors  in  the Republic of Albania”,  Article  7 of Law no. 119/2014 “ On the right to information”  (LRI) and the model  Transparency  Program ” approved by order No. 14, dated, 22.01.2015  of  Commissioner’s office on the Right to Information and Protection of Personal Data.  AC aims by implementing the transparency program to set up and increase the transparency level during the process of transitional re-evaluation of assessees. The Transparency Program shall be periodically updated in compliance with Article 5 of Law on the Right to Information.  The information published in this program is intended to make the SQC activity transparent by a detailed reflection of data published under AC website www.kpa.al  The Transparency Program published in menu, texts/contents also contains time limits and the way the information is made available to public as well as the responsible structure  for issuance and maintenance /administration of  documents.  The publication scheme, noted by the contents, indicates the menu where the document is published by its official website.  Furthermore, any document shall be accessible to public through this publication scheme.  As published under the official website menu are also found data which contain restrictions on the identification of personal data due to the protection provided on the privacy of persons/ subject of the data, etc.  The publication scheme is presented by the table of contents noted in this program.

2. GENERAL PRINCIPLES

Main principles where AC Transparency  Program relies are the following:

  1. “The right to information” is a constitutional right foreseen by Article 23 of the Constitution accessible by any person without exception.
  2.  The assumption of maximal publication of data: The AC shall exercise public functions and the information issued from the exercise of its activity is published in accordance with the legislation in force, consequently. 
  3. The rigorous/ correct implementation of Constitution, Law No. 84/2016 “On the Transitional Revaluation of Judges and Prosecutors in the Republic of Albania and legal provisions that regulate the SQC activity, specifically.
  4.  The information is prepared in easily comprehensible and accessible formats.    
  5. The competent authority for supervising public information procedures is the Commissioner for the Right to Information and Protection of Personal Data.
  6. The revision of the transparency program shall occur through the same procedure as its approval.
  7.  Information made available to public ex officio must be:

complete;

accurate;

updated;

easy to consult,

comprehensible;

easily accessible;

in compliance with the original documents possessed by the public authority

 

3. INFORMATION MADE PUBLIC  AVAILABLE EX OFFICIO  

The information consented for publication is expressively foreseen by Article 7 of the Law no.119/2014.

The AC in compliance with the Transparency Program approved , makes the information available to public by its official website, www.kpa.al,  for information categories, as below:

The information consented for publication is expressively foreseen by Article 7 of the Law no.119/2014.

 

The AC in compliance with the Transparency Program approved , makes the information available to public by its official website, www.kpa.al,  for information categories, as below:

 

  • The organisational structure of public authority;
  • Complete texts of conventions being ratified by the Republic of Albania, laws, by-law acts, codes of conduct, every policy document, manual or any other document bearing a connection with the assumption of SQC functions and affecting the broad public;
  • Information on the procedures to be followed to file an application for information, postal and electronic address for lodging applications for information, as well as the appeal procedures against the respective decision;
  • Data on the location of offices of the public sector body, working hours, name and contacts of the coordinator for the right to information;
  • Data on the education, qualifications and salaries of functionaries, being subject to the obligation of declaring their assets according to the law, structures of salaries for other members of staff, as well as a description of the selection procedures, powers and tasks of the senior functionaries and the procedure they follow to make the decisions
  • Monitoring and controlling mechanisms operating above the public authority, including the strategic work plans, auditing reports of the High State Audit or other entities, as well as the documents containing indicators of the performance of the public authority;
  • Information on the procurement procedures, including: the list of concluded contracts; contracted amount; contracting parties and the description of contracted services or goods; information on implementing and monitoring the contracts, information on the services that the public authority makes available to the public, including the standards on the service quality;  frequently asked documents and information; any other information deemed as useful by the public authority;
  • Any mechanism or procedure for filing the applications and complains, in connection with the actions or omissions of the public authority; any mechanism or procedure, by which the interested persons may submit their opinions or have an impact in any other way on the drafting of laws, public policies or assumption of the functions of SQC as well as  information categories made available to public ex officio;
  • The AC shall create, keep and make public a specific record, reflecting the entire applications for information and the information made available in response. This register shall be updated every 3 months and it shall be made public on the internet site of the public sector body, as well as in the premises of the public sector body for the reception of the public. The identity of the applicants shall not be reflected in the register.
  • The AC shall also create and archive a digital copy of its official internet site, filled out with information being required in the approved transparency program, as well as on the methods, mechanisms and periodicity of the public information publication, being made available to the public ex officio;
  • The acts contain rules, norms or restrictions of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, as well as with a direct impact on them shall be made public by posting in the official internet site, within 48 hours since the approval of the act by SQC. The information made public available according to this publication scheme is constantly updated as many times as it changes.

TABLE OF CONTENTS  OF AC TRANSPARENCY PROGRAM

Category of information made available to public ex officio Legal basis Document/Contents Publication timeline Publication mode The Responsible structure for filing or making the document public available
Description of organisational structure, Article 7/1/a of Law No. 119/2014 Assembly Decision No. 92/2017 “On the approval of organisational structure, organigramme and classification of salaries for AC personnel”.

 

Scheme

Immediately after the publication in the Official Gazette On AC official website, menu “About us”  

Economic & Support Service Directorate/ Human resource specialist

Description of functions and tasks of the public authority Article  7/1/a of Law No. 119/2014 Table of functions, tasks and powers of directors and component structures  On AC official website, “Legislation” menu

On AC  official website, “Legislation” menu

  On AC official website, menu “About us” Economic & Support Service Directorate / Human resource specialist
International Conventions
laws;
by-law acts;
any other document related to the exercise of institution    functions
Article 7/1/b of Law No. 119/2014 Laws

By-law acts

 

Decisions of    Head of the institution

Internal Regulation

Immediately after the publication in the Official Gazette.

Immediately after the order of approval issued by AC President/Judges

On AC official website, menu “Legislation”

On AC official website, menu “Legislation”

AC and other public sector bodies
Information on the procedures to be followed to file an application for information, postal and electronic address for the submission of applications for information, as well as appeal procedures against the respective decision Article 7/1/c/g of Law No. 119/2014 Denunciation form

Application form

Appeal form 

Information

Address: Tirana

 

Office hours:

E-mail:
info@kpa.al

Immediately after  approval of AC Transparency Program  Immediately, in case of modifications On AC official website, menu “Denunciation form”

 

On AC official website, menu “On the Right to  information –Information procedure”

 

On AC official website, menu  “Transparency Program Data”

 

 

 Management of Cases & Public Relations Directorate/ Coordinator for media & foreign relations
Data on the location of  offices of public authority, office hours, name and contacts of the coordinator for the right to information Article 7/1/ç of  Law No. 119/2014 Tirana,

Office hours: Monday– Friday, 08:00 a.m. – 16:00 p.m.

Coordinator for the right to information  

 

Immediately after the approval of appointment order for the coordinator On AC official website, menu  “Address & contacts”  Management of Cases, Media & Public relations Directorate/ Coordinator for media & foreign  relations
Data on the education, qualifications and salaries of functionaries, being subject to the obligation of declaring their assets

 

Structure of salaries for other employees

 

Description of selection procedures, powers and tasks of senior  functionaries and the procedure they follow to make decisions

Article 7/1/d of Law No. 119/2014 Data on the qualification of Judges Data on the qualifications of Legal & Economic Advisors 

Assembly Decision No.  92/2017 “ “On the approval of  the organisational structure and   organigramme and classification of salaries for AC personnel”

 

“On the approval of en block list of candidates selected for re-evaluation institutions according to Law No. 84/2016”

Assembly Decision No.82/2017 ”On the approval of en block list of candidates selected for  re-evaluation institutions according to  Law No. 84/2016

Ad-hoc Committee decision No. dated “On the admittance of Legal Advisors by Independent Qualification Commission   

Description/provisions of Law No. 84/2016.

(Article 6)

(Article 22)

Immediately after publication in the Official Gazette  

On AC official website, menu “About us”

Economic & Support Service Directorate/ Human Resource specialist
Monitoring mechanisms; audit reports, performance indicator   documents Article7/1/dh of Law No.119/2014 Audit and monitoring Reports  (ASSAI) Immediately after submission  by AC or publication by the  official website of the monitoring authority On AC official website, menu “Announcements” Economic & Support Service Directorate/ Finance specialist
Budget and Financial Plan  for the ongoing financial year Article 7/1/e of Law No. 119/2014 Budget

Reports

Immediately after approval of Budget Law On AC official website, menu “About us – Budget/Procurements” Economic & Support Service Directorate/ Finance specialist
Information on procurement procedures Article 7/1/ë of Law No. 119/2014 Register of foreseen procurements  Immediately after delivery to PPA On AC official website,  menu “About us -Budget/procurement” Economic & Support Service Directorate/ Finance expert
 Public services provided by the public sector body

 

Register of requests and reports

Article 7/1/f of Law No. 119/2014

 

Article 7/1/i; Article 8 of Law No.119/2014

Register of denounciations

 

Register of requests/application for information

Register of complaints/appeals

Periodically updated  

On AC official website, menu “The right to information Register”

Economic & Support Service Directorate/ Public reception specialist

 

Coordinator for the Right to Information

Opinions submitted on draft-acts compiled, etc. Article  7/1/gj of Law No. 119/2014  Draft-act, draft-bylaw, draft-strategy  Immediately after  the compilation of draft-act/draft- strategy On AC official website, menu “Announcements—  Announcement for public  consultation” Management of Cases, Media & Public Relations Directorate
Documents kept/retained by AC Article 7/1/h of Law No. 119/2014 Table After approving the table On AC official website, menu   “Transparency Program – Information” Economic & Support Service Directorate/ Protocol /Archive Specialist
Frequently requested documents and  information Article7/1/k of Law No. 119/2014 Statistical data Denunciation Model  Periodically updated immediately after the model is approved On AC official website, menu  “The right to information – Frequently requested documents and Information” Management of Cases, Media& Public relations Directorate/ Coordinator for media & foreign  relations
Other useful data Article 7/1/l of Law No. 119/2014 Protection of personal data Public awareness materials

 

 

 

 

 

Events

Immediately after approval On AC official website, menu “The Right to Information”

 

On AC  official Website, menu “The right to information  -Data”

 

On AC official website, menu “Announcements– Events”

Management of Cases, Media & Public relations Directorate/ Coordinator for media & foreign  relations

 

Service fees for obtaining documentation Article 7 paragraph vi /c /l of Law No. 119/2014 Table of service fees for obtaining documentation (accessible – table attached) Immediately after the decision of the meeting of judges On the official website under the “Transparency” menu  

Economic and Support Services Directorate / Human Resources Specialist