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Local NGOs to Conduct Democracy Projects in Albania
April 16, 2015

TIRANA--USAID and local NGO Assist Impact signed eight grant agreements today to support democracy in Albania. The grants seek to increase citizen’s participation in decision-making, support community building, and hold public officials accountable.

Assist Impact is currently implementing a three-year project called “Building Human and Institutional Capacities” which aims to support local NGOs, governmental agencies, and business associations to improve their capabilities and work more effectively.  Assist Impact, through a competitive process, has selected eight NGOs from across Albania. 

The selected NGOs include:

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.

A high school student dressed in a judge's robe participates in a ‘mock trial on domestic violence’
May 8, 2013

POGRADEC, MAY 8, 2013     USAID joined in the celebrations on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Albanian Justice Day by supporting the Pogradeci District Court to organize an Open Day at the court. This was the first such activity in the newly-refurbished courthouse inaugurated on December 3, 2012. The activities included a mock trial on a domestic violence case, and a court knowledge competition with the participation of local high school students, as well as a roundtable between members of the public and the court leadership and staff.

USAID Launches Online Database of Albanian Judicial Decisions
May 8, 2013

 Finding judicial decisions in Albania is now much easier. The Magistrates’ Schools, with USAID support, has built an online portal which allows judges, prosecutors, lawyers, students and the general public to search a database of judicial decisions from 1999 to the present. 

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Last updated: April 16, 2015

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