Presentation on Civil Proceedings Reform in Albania
NORDEM secondee Jo Faafeng, Senior Judicial Officer in the OSCE Presence in Albania will present his work at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights on Monday 4 March 12:00-13:00.
The presentation is entitled "Towards justice - Assessment of the civil justice system in Albania and its compliance with international fair trial standards"
In justice sector reform, civil cases are often overlooked as the focus is often on criminal justice alone. This does not reflect the importance of solving civil disputes for the general prosperity and well-being of the people, which particularly applies in Albania where for instance numerous open property issues prevent important development. Jo Faafeng is a Norwegian lawyer and has been seconded by NORDEM to the OSCE’s Presence in Albania since 2010. He has played a key role in carrying out the civil trial observation project "Towards Justice" which gives a unique insight not only into the daily practice of the courts but also the immanent challenges in justice sector reform in Albania.