This paper analyzes the current state in the level of transparency, but also the main challenges and obstacles faced by the HJC, HPC and HIJ regarding the volume of transparency offered by the Register of Magistrates, including the disciplinary proceedings of judges and in general, the public details about the promotion, movement and command or the professional activities of the magistrates. Faced with this diagnosis, AIS has undertaken and developed this paper to analyze the problem and propose relevant solutions. Furthermore, in this context, the implementation of transparency and access to information reforms by the HJC, HPC and HIJ contribute to the regaining of the general lack of trust by the public in judicial institutions, promoting as much as possible a greater proximity between citizens and the justice system. In addition to the legal framework, the paper also briefly analyzes the practical initiatives undertaken by the HJC, HPC and HIJ to increase transparency and accessibility. These initiatives include communication strategies developed by these institutions in order to eliminate gaps in communication with the media and the public. At the end, general conclusions based on the collected information are presented, and concrete 2 recommendations offering solutions in dealing with ongoing challenges are formulated.
The document was drafted by AIS, with the financial support of the Commission for Democracy’s Small Grants Program in the US Embassy in Tirana. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the State Department