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Albanian Constitutional Court to rule on judicial vetting law on Thursday

ata_maliTIRANA – Albania’s Constitutional Court will convene on Thursday to rule on the judicial vetting law, which is seen as a key step towards opening EU accession talks.

The decision was taken during meeting of the Constitutional Court members on Monday.

The Venice Commission released its opinion on the law on Reassessment of Judges and Prosecutors saying the Commission had no objections to the constitutionality of the Vetting Law as well as to its accordance with international conventions.

The main opposition Democratic Party has sought the suspension of the vetting law, whereas the governing coalition and international partners have been pressing for quick and swift implementation of the legislation.

Earlier in October, the Constitutional Court suspended the vetting law and asked the Venice Commission to express its opinion on the compatibility of certain aspects of the legislation with the Albanian Constitution and the European Convention of Human Rights.

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