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A symposium on judicial ethics took place on 28th February and 1st March at the Residence of the British Ambassador in Tirana. The event was part of a long term package of support by the British Government for the judicial system in Albania.
The symposium was attended by 12 senior Judges of the Albanian High Court. The speakers were Sir David Latham of the Slynn Foundation and Mr Aaron Baker of Durham University. The event was part of the long term support for justice reform in Albania by the British Government through the Slynn Foundation. The Slynn Foundation have been working with the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Albania for four years.
The symposium focused on qualified rights, proportionality and the balance between competing rights, and also on the fair trial requirements of Article 6 in practical situations such as the absence of advocates, and the absence of witnesses.
The high court judges who attended reported that the symposium proved very informative, and led to lively and interesting discussion of issues facing the Albanian justice system.