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Ambassadors Kim and Soreca at the Constitutional Court; US will continue to strongly support the implementation of Justice Reform

  • 1/21/2021 7:59 PM
Ambassadors Kim and Soreca at the Constitutional Court; US will continue to strongly support the implementation of Justice Reform

The US Ambassador to Tirana, Yuri Kim, and the EU Ambassador, Luigi Soreca, had a meeting with members of the Constitutional Court. The Constitutional Court became operational within the year we left after 2020, with new members Altin Binaj, Përparim Kalo and Sonila Bejtja. Earlier, the American chief diplomat met with the Head of the Constitutional Court, Vitore Tusha.

There was an official reaction from the American embassy to this meeting, where it is announced that Ambassador Kim underlined the fact that the members should be acting independently and with integrity in the administration of justice. Ambassador Kim stressed the important role that the Court plays in ensuring the control and balance of Albania's institutions and in ensuring the rule of law.

Full statement

"Today, Ambassador Kim and EU Ambassador Soreca met with the members of the Constitutional Court to thank them for answering the call of duty, which has enabled the Court to meet the quorum for functionality. She underlined the requirement for judges to act with independence and integrity to deliver justice, irrespective of which institution had nominated them for the Court. Ambassador Kim emphasized the important role the Court plays in providing checks and balances to Albania’s institutions and in ensuring the rule of law. She reiterated U.S. support would continue, including through the provision of technical assistance. The United States will continue to strongly support the implementation of Justice Reform, and urges relevant authorities to ensure the Constitutional Court will have a full complement of nine judges within the near future so that the people of Albania have true justice, in line with Albania’s status as a NATO Ally and EU aspirant".

/Klara Ruci/