BIRN Albania Publishes Criminal Assets Database

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BIRN Albania on June 30 published its comprehensive database on Albanian court verdicts and requests made by prosecutor’s offices from 2010 to 2021 for the confiscation of criminal assets.

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The BIRN database contains more than 490 documents related to 435 criminal cases from 34 judicial institutions 22 judicial districts in Albania.

The documents were obtained by BIRN Albania over a period of a year through a lengthy process of Freedom of Information requests and appeals to the Commissioner for Freedom of Information and Data Protection.

The database was compiled as part of the project “Raising Awareness and Accountability on Money-Laundering in Albania”, which is supported by the government of The Netherlands.

The goal of the project is to strengthen the fight against organised crime and money-laundering by raising awareness and strengthening the accountability of the system for the seizure and confiscation of the illegal proceeds of crime.

The database is accessible online in Albanian and English at: