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Five men and a woman deliver remarks
April 9, 2014

The improvement of court efficiency brought together today a high level meeting of justice sector stakeholders at the Ministry of Justice, organized with the support of the USAID’s JuST project and the OSCE Presence in Albania.

In the focus of discussions was the experience of the Kruja District Court which is implementing since February active case management practices for avoiding unproductive hearings, wasted time and unnecessary delays which are not an uncommon experience in the Albanian judiciary. This pilot project entitled: “For Justice Without Delays” relies on better pretrial preparation and more attention to the principle that every court hearing should be a meaningful one. It includes specific targets for the Kruja District Court, such as reducing the number of court sessions from 14 to 4 in complex civil cases, and from almost 9 to 3 for criminal cases. The Kruja District Court initiative is strongly supported by the High Council of Justice and the Ministry of Justice. OSCE and USAID support includes help with process design, data collection and analysis, and information dissemination.

Assistant Administrator of the Bureau of Europe and Eurasia, Paige Alexander
September 25, 2013

TIRANA, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013      Today USAID announced the launch of two new projects to support agriculture development in Albania.  USAID/Albania Mission Director, Jim Barnhart introduced award recipients, AAC (Albanian Agriculture Competitiveness) Lushnje and Creative Business Solutions (CBS), in a ceremony attended by USAID/Washington’s Assistant Administrator of the Bureau of Europe and Eurasia, Paige Alexander, and the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Water Administration, Edmond Panariti, and several representatives of agriculture businesses, banks, and business associa

Two men shake hands after cutting a ceremonial ribbon
August 20, 2013

TIRANE,  AUGUST 20, 2013      Today the “Queen Geraldine” Maternity Hospital in collaboration with USAID’s Enabling Equitable Health Reforms Project, inaugurated an integrated package of interventions that the project has introduced in the Hospital.

Ambassador Arvizu with Mayor of Patos and Citizen Advisory Panel members
July 11, 2013

PATOS, JULY 11, 2013    Today U.S. Ambassador to Albania, Alexander Arvizu and USAID/Albania Mission Director, Jim Barnhart, traveled to Patos to visit several USAID projects in the region.

USAID Convenes National Court Leadership Conference in Tirana
May 15, 2013

TIRANA, MAY 15, 2013     Albanian President, Bujar Nishani, opened this year’s National Court Leadership Conference organized by USAID’s Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST) in co-operation with the OSCE Presence in Albania and in partnership with the High Council of Justice and the Ministry of Justice. Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy, Henry Jardine, and the Minister of Justice, Eduard Halimi, also made opening remarks. 

A team of law students compete in a debate at a court
May 9, 2013

With support from the USAID’s Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST), and in cooperation with the Law Faculty of the University of Tirana, the Serious Crimes First Instance Court organized today an Open Day at the court.


Last updated: January 26, 2015

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