BIRN Albania Launches Judicial Vetting Database

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The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched a new online database on October 29 that compiles and classifies its coverage of the vetting process of judges and prosecutors in Albania.

The database (, which is updated daily, contains news, analysis and asset evaluation reports of all the judges and prosecutors who have undergo through the vetting process from January 2018 to the present, in the vetting commission and the College of Appeals – the special chamber of the Constitutional Court.

The database compiles daily and in-depth reporting from BIRN Albania journalists focusing on all the three vetting institutions, organised in an easily accessible database, searchable based on the institution or the assessee who has undergone the vetting process.

The database aims to become an historical archive of the vetting process, which will be used now and in the future by journalists, researchers and academics interested to study and report on this key reform for Albania’s justice system.

Apart from the reports on the vetting process, the webpage also includes six studies published by BIRN Albania on the assets declarations of judges and prosecutors at all the levels of the judiciary in Albanian and English.

The database has been funded by the Swedish International Development Agency, SIDA and USAID’s Justice for All Project and the Open Society Foundation in Albania, OSFA.