06 February 2020

The Public Commissioner, within the time limit, filed the appeal to the Appeal Chamber by the Constitutional Court, against the Decision no. 224/2019, of the Independent Qualification Commission, for the subject of re-evaluation Mr. Astrit Kalaja, judge of the Appeal Court, Shkodër.

The Public Commissioner, assesses that, referring to the state of the facts and evidence administrated by the Independent Qualification Commission, finds the decision with infringement in its entirety, and consequently the subject of re-evaluation does not achieve trustable level for the confirmation in duty.

The Public Commissioner requests that the grounds of the appeal could be taken into consideration by the Appeal Chamber, and at the end of the examination of the case in the public hearing, to modify the decision no.224/2019, of the Independent Qualification Commission and the dismissal from office of the subject of re-evaluation, Mr. Astrit Kalaja.

Pursuant to point 1, Article 16 of the Regulation “On the Activity of the Institution of Public Commissioners”, the appeal is published on the official website of this institution: http://ikp.al/ankime/

The Institution of Public Commissioners has been established and operates under Article 179/b of the Annex of the Constitution of the Republic of Albania and Law No. 84/2016, “On the Transitional Re-evaluation of Judges and Prosecutors in the Republic of Albania”.

The Public Commissioners represent the public interest during the transitional re-evaluation process of judges and prosecutors in the Republic of Albania.​