“Lessons learned from the justice reform in Albania”, Inva Nela (ÖGFE, Austria)

In the case of Albania, the enlargement instruments of political dialogue, conditionality and assistance have been primarily focused on the justice reform. Therefore, the justice reform in Albania gives us the opportunity to go beyond the simply adoption of the acquis communautaire and of the capacity building approach (i.e. the formal establishment of new structures and institutions) by allowing us to analyse the complex issues that emerged during the implementation of the acquis communautaire and the good governance mechanisms of the newly established structures. It also enables to build a coherent body of knowledge that will assist to better plan, implement, monitor and maintain a sustainable institutional reform dynamic all over the Western Balkans region.

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