Regional Workshop on “Introducing EU experience on drafting criminal charges”
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, and following the initial training workshop organised in November 2015, PAMECA IV organised the Regional Workshop on “Introducing EU experience on drafting criminal charges”. A set of samples/templates of criminal charges for the most sensitive and widespread criminal offences was prepared in advance and disseminated to the participants during the training workshop.
The Workshop was held on the following dates and cities: 6th of June in Vlora; 7th of June in Korça; 8th of June in Durres; 9th of June in Shkoder and 10th of June to be concluded in Tirana. The participants were all prosecutors from different District Prosecution Offices, an estimated number of participants of 120 prosecutors, covering all District Prosecution Offices and Serious Crime Prosecution Office as well.
One Italian prosecutor, respectively Mr. Emilio Gatti, who prepared the templates of charges, introduced his best practice on drafting charges based on international standards and the respective legal framework. Concrete cases were disseminated to the participants who were divided in working groups and were instructed on drafting charges on specific cases.
Mr. Madrid Kullolli, Prosecutor at General Prosecution Office a highlighted the importance of this topic. In his presentation he focused on the main issues of drafting criminal charges by the Albanian prosecutors. He also pointed out and introduced Albanian experience and problems to be faced, especially for highly complex and public sensitive cases.
The Workshop served to exchange views and practical experience with Albanian counterparts on drafting criminal charges, followed by a professional and interactive technical discussion.