Rule of law in the Western Balkans to be discussed at today’s Chatham House event

LONDON – The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) is organising a discussion focusing on the rule of law in the Central Europe and the Western Balkans today from 9:30 to 12:45. The speakers are expected to assess the state of the rule of law reforms in both regions, with a particular focus on their long-term sustainability.

“In many of the countries of the region, public institutions and the judiciary are perceived to be weak and ineffective, hampering the fight against corruption and organized crime”, the announcement reads. These areas, however, are some of the key reform priorities for the EU accession, it is added.

Speakers list includes Etilda Gjonaj, Minister of Justice, Republic of Albania, Etilda Gjonaj, Minister of Justice, Republic of Albania, Mia Marzouk, Regional Conflict Adviser for the Western Balkans at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Tena Prelec, Research Associate at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science.