Amnesty International: Family violence increased in Albania

Amnesty International: Family violence increased in Albania

 Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization based in London on its International Annual Report on Human Rights is also focused on Albania. According to the report, Albania's road to EU membership was hampered by the slow progress in the fight against corruption and organized crime.

Amnesty International acknowledged that the measures to ensure the independence of the judiciary were partially implemented, while it is emphasized the appeal by the judges organizations to the Constitutional Court relating to several articles of the law on the verification of judges and prosecutors, which were dismissed at the end of last year by the Court.

Regarding to the "Freedom of Expression" the report underlines that physical attacks against investigative journalists were carried out by organized criminals or owners of private companies affected by the investment.

The report takes as an example the case of the journalist Elvi Fundo who was beaten in Tirana by aggressors believed to be related to organized crime.

Regarding Violence Against Women and Girls the Amnesty International says that "reports of domestic violence have increased".

The report also cites the case of the murder of the judge Fildeze Hafizi, shot in her car by her ex-husband, recalling that her ex-husband had previously been convicted of violence against her husband but was released at the beginning of 2017 after a general amnesty.

As far as homosexual rights are concerned, the report says that there is extensive discrimination in employment both in the public and private sectors.
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