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Monitoring of the level of transparency in the Albanian Judiciary System, October 2011-September 2012

The overall project objective is to monitor the Level of Transparency within the High Court of Albanian

Project Components:

1. CDDI already has its monitors who will submit requests for information towards High Court. The monitors will be trained by CDDI on Access to Information of the Public for Official Documents and the Right to Information.

2. The monitors will submit requests for information in each Court instructed and assisted by CDDI on how to conduct the monitoring. The requests for information will have a diverse nature and will be carefully chosen in a meeting organized by CDDI with the hired monitors. The monitors will submit the requests using their own generalities and contact information. CDDI will show how to complete a request for information, making sure it includes all elements necessary in providing the answer and guide them how and where to submit the information requests. This part of the monitoring will include filing the requests for information and based on Albanian law it will include also administrative appeal in those cases which courts will not disclose the information.

3. After the monitoring of High Court on grounds of Freedom of Information, CDDI will start training the staff and legal aids of the court. Write a report with results, findings and recommendation for improvement of the situation. This report will be published in a brochure and it will be distributed in a roundtable with representatives of the High Court and other stakeholders on the field, media and High Council of Justice to discuss the results of the monitoring as well as exchange suggestions and comments among participants regarding further improvements to be made in each Court.