After the publication of the Albanian Security Barometer 2019 and the ensuring public debate, the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Governance brings the second edition of this barometer, realized with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Tirana. Like in the previous edition, the main policy issues guiding this second edition of the Barometer are: identifying key...
Në SPAK Monitor Nr. 10 do të lexoni: Mbi veprimtarinë e Prokurorisë së Posaçme kundër Korrupsionit dhe Krimit të Organizuar gjatë vitit 2020 Mbi veprimtarinë e Gjykatave të Posaçme për Korrupsionin dhe Krimin e Organizuar gjatë vitit 2020 Ecuria e plotësimit të vakancave në Gjykatat e Posaçme për Korrupsionin dhe Krimin e Organizuar Performanca e Komunikimit në Gjykatat e Posaçme për...
The Albanian Security Barometer provided, for the first time, a bridge between security policymaking and delivery and the concerns and expectations of the citizens. While it provided a wealth of data on citizens perception and attitudes on a broad range of security-related aspects, it stops short of making a deeper interpretation of these data. This is meant to allow for different stakeholders...
The Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance has published the Report “Baseline Assessment of the Intersectoral Strategy for Combating Organised Crime, Illicit Trafficking and Terrorism 2013-2020”. The report provides a comprehensive assessment of the content of the strategy and the monitoring and evaluation of its implementation and the results achieved. In absence of any publicly available report on the...
In the 9th issue of SPAK MONITOR you will read about: Steps towards the establishment of the National Bureau of Investigation (BKH). Filling of vacancies in the Special Courts against Corruption and Organised Crime. The activity of the Special Courts against Corruption and Organised Crime. The activity of SPAK in the framework of the implementation of the Normative Act...
Nearly 6 months from their establishment the Special Courts and the Special Prosecution Office against Corruption and Organized Crime (SPAK) continue to be challenged by capacity building issues (human, financial and technical resources). Restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in early March 2020 further delayed the finalization of some of these processes. Regardless of these factors, the...
This policy paper explores the conceptual and structural challenges of developing and implementing CT and CVE policies by the Albanian government over the last two decades. The analysis focuses on the CT measures, recent shift to CVE policy, the challenges faced, their design, implementation, and monitoring, flaws and their alignment with EU policies and approach. It also focuses on...
The process for the re-evaluation of the candidates for the High Judicial Council and the High Prosecutorial Council have been concluded in November. However this process may not be considered completed if the high number of appeals to the Special Appeals College will not lead to the failure of the already confirmed candidates, although the General Meeting of the Prosecutors...
In this policy paper is assessed the possibility and is recommended the adoption of an administrative approach to fighting organised crime, as a separate policy but combined with other approaches to be used as a tool in efforts to combat crime, justice and improved security. The particularity of this approach is that, in addition to implementation at the national...
Since 2005 Albanian authorities have been able to use digital technology to conduct lawful interception of multiple targets and multiple communication devices. This trend has been driven by the need to keep up with effective investigation of crime, as the technology in the field of telecommunications has constantly developed. However, the effectiveness of such policy remains questionable as pointed...