Today, on 05.04.2021, at 10:00, the Appeal Chamber held the public hearing of case (JR) 40/2021, dated 23.07.2021, pertaining to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 393, dated 03.06.2021, of the Independent Qualification Commission, related to the assessee Gerd Hoxha.

The Public Commissioner, while submitting the appeal grounds, stated that the decision of the Independent Qualification Commission contains sufficient grounds to be investigated by the Chamber, as the assessee fails to reach a reliable level for his confirmation in office with regard to the asset and proficiency assessment. The Public Commissioner requests the Chamber to consider the appeal grounds, open the judicial investigation and collect new evidence, including the findings of the International Observer of the International Monitoring Operation, part of the appeal.

The assessee submitted his objections against the Public Commissioner’s appeal grounds holding that they are unfounded in evidence and facts and as such, they should not be considered by the Appeal Chamber. The assessee requested the Chamber to accept as evidence all the acts filed by him in support of the claims raised during today’s hearing, including the acts that challenge the public denunciations, and to rule on upholding decision no. 393, dated 03.06.2021 of the Independent Qualification Commission.

The Public Commissioner assessed that the public denunciations did not contain any evidence or circumstance for further investigation by the Chamber.

Once the assessee responded to the questions of the International Observer of the International Monitoring Operation to the purpose of the review of the case and a question of the rapporteur concerning the lodged acts, the trial panel, after being consulted, decided:

  • To open the judicial investigation of the case to accept the acts filed by the assessee, as well as conducting by the Chamber a financial analysis based on the claims of the Public Commissioner in the appeal.

The trial panel decided also to decide on the public denunciations at the next hearing, to take place on May 6, 2022, at 09:00.

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