Court rules against lustration law

On March 23, 2010 the Albanian Constitutional Court decided to abolish the controversial Lustration Law (targeting former officials of the communist regime) as incompatible with the Albanian constitution. The abolition is a success for us and our partner Albanian Helsinki Committee (AHC).

The request for declaring it unconstitutional was made in one year ago, in March 2009, by our partner AHC, a group of deputies of the Socialist Party and the National Association of Prosecutors in Albania.

The national and international criticism was harsh towards the Law, and the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission found that “the Lustration law does not comply with the Constitution of Albania and, as a consequence, with the principle of the rule of law”. Awaiting the decision of the Constitutional Court , the Law was suspended and now, after the ruling, it has been abolished.

Categories: News.
Tags: Albanian Helsinki Committee and Lustration Law.
Regions: Albania.