In the framework of PAMECA IV Work Plan and in particular of Activity 2.7, which provides for developing further corruption analysis and internal cooperation and coordination among relevant institutions, PAMECA IV organised the Workshop on “Invalidity, non-usability and atypical evidences under Albanian legislation”.
The Workshop was held on 21st of January 2016, at the premises of School of Magistrates with the participation of 40 judges and prosecutors altogether from different District Courts and District Prosecution Offices. One Italian prosecutor at the General Prosecution Office, Court of Cassation, respectively Mr. Fulvio Baldi, provided a detailed description of the Italian legislation concerning types of invalidity, non-usability, atypical evidences and irregularities of evidences. The presentation was considered from the perspective of the judge, prosecutor and defence counsel. Concrete examples and cases were presented to the participants during the workshop.
Mr. Henrik Ligori, Prosecutor of Serious Crime Prosecution Office introduced Albanian legislation concerning types of invalidity and non-usability. Two Supreme Court decisions on invalidity of evidences were broadly discussed by the participants and the Italian prosecutor, mainly identifying the national approach and comparing it to the international one followed in each case.
PAMECA IV Long Term Expert on Prosecution and Organised Crime, Mr. Francesco Ciardi, presented a well-known international case, Falciani case list, which was actively discussed among the participants.
The Workshop served to exchange views and practical experience with Albanian counterparts on types of invalidity, non-usability and atypical evidences, followed by a highly professional and interactive technical discussion.