The programme, aimed at promoting a fair criminal justice system capable of effectively dealing with serious crimes (in particular organized crime - including illicit trafficking and corruption) at every stage of the criminal investigation and proceedings, through a specialized training of selected criminal justice personnel. Special attention was paid to the reinforcement of effective judicial assistance and police collaboration at multilateral and bilateral levels, with particular reference to the Italo-Albanian judicial cooperation.
Thirty "peer trainers", i.e. thirty prosecutors, judges and criminal police officers, were trained to provide their colleagues with in-service training. The training sessions, featuring an interactive and factual approach, took place at the School of Magistrates in Tirana and aimed at enhancing trainees' personal communication skills and awareness-raising abilities.
For further information please see the training material and proceeding papers, including national and international legislations.
This publication was drawn up from lectures of prominent experts and practical seminars. The manual is an effective and innovative tool which complements the program carried out in Albania to bring about effective changes in the fight against organised crime and foster bilateral judicial cooperation.