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Operazione Colomba appreciates the European Parliament’s Report on the Albania’s progress

Europarl_logo.svgOperazione Colomba appreciates the European Parliament’s Report on the Albania’s progress for the European Union’s membership on 3rd February 2017.
Specifically, it shares criticism on the functioning of the judiciary “including lack of independence from political influence and other branches of power, selective justice, limited accountability, ineffective oversight mechanisms, corruption, and the overall length of judicial proceedings and enforcement”. Frontier justice, and consequently the blood feud phenomenon, rise again where State justice is not effective.
Furthermore Operazione Colomba joins the recommendations towards State institutions, in order to realize a reform of the criminal justice system, aiming at “holding offenders accountable and promoting their rehabilitation and reintegration, while ensuring protection of the rights of victims and witnesses of crime”.