Successful examples abroad can be applied in the fight against corruption in Armenia
On April 25-28, 2022, Chairwoman of the Commission Haykuhi Harutyunyan and member of the Commission Aramayis Pashinyan were on a working visit to the Republic of Albania.
The Commission delegation met with state institutions such as the Supreme Judicial Council, the Supreme Prosecutorial Council, the HIDAACI, as well as the OSCE Office in Albania, the EU Delegation, the Ministry of Justice, and the Helsinki Committee of Albania.
The main purpose of the visit was to study the judicial and legal reforms in Albania, as well as to get acquainted with the institutional structures for the prevention and fight against corruption. The main thematic target of the visit was․
- the current state of reform of state institutions,
- vetting mechanisms, their results,
- institutional-functional structures of corruption prevention.
Some tools that have already been used to prevent corruption in Albania after legislative revisions can also be used in our country.
Albania has Supreme Prosecutorial Council with 11 members. They are elected by the National Assembly from the list submitted to the National Assembly on a competitive basis. In case the National Assembly does not elect any candidate, the first three persons on the list are considered elected by law.
In Albania, the institute of anti-corruption prosecutor is separated, which is independent and is not ex officio subject to the country's Prosecutor General.
Albania's anti-corruption policy is largely vested in the Albanian Ministry of Justice. There are enough functions in Albania’s anti-corruption policy that are vested in that country's Ministry of Justice. One of the Deputy Ministers of Justice of Albania, with a staff of about 30 people, is responsible for organizing and implementing strategic anti-corruption state policy programs. Through this staff, public awareness programs, and the development of judicial reforms are being implemented in Albania.
In Albania, there is a Supreme Inspection Body for the Declaration of Assets, the management of which is sole and consists of two subdivisions; declarations and management departments.
Taking into account that certain mechanisms have already been developed to prevent corruption in Armenia, the representatives of the Commission have reached an agreement with their Albanian counterparts to deepen cooperation, to organize mutual visits for the representatives of that country.