The Effects of Constitutional Changes on the Judiciary System in Albania: The Process of Vetting


  • Evis Garunja Phd., Aleksandër Moisiu University, 14, 2001, Rruga Currila, Durrës, Albania



Albanian constitution, Vetting, reform, constitutional institutions, judicial standards, judges, prosecutors


The adoption of laws in Albania is often achieved through consensus among legislators, declaring it as the best solution for a certain political or legal situation, which resulted ineffective in many cases. The focus of law improvements was concentrated on control/Vetting, that is, the exclusion from the judicial system of individuals who do not meet one of the three constitutional criteria (wealth, moral integrity, and professionalism). Vetting, control per se, is not a reform of justice, but only one of its constitutive phases. The Albanian Constitution changes aim to restructure the justice institutions to achieve the standards requested for the Albanian EU integration. The paper goes through the different constitutional reforms, focusing on the judicial system changes especially on the recent results of the vetting process in Albania. The questions like: How is the Vetting process affecting judicial standards, how are the new Albanian justice institutions reacting, what is the public opinion on this progress and the benefits of society, are essential to understand how this process was conducted in Albania, its problems and difficulties. The results are explained through underlining different studies, media interventions, and recent political and public statements of involved institutions.


Received: 19 August 2021 / Accepted: 1 November 2021 / Published: 3 January 2022


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Garunja, E. . (2022). The Effects of Constitutional Changes on the Judiciary System in Albania: The Process of Vetting. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 11(1), 104.



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