Proceedings of The World Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities
New Albanian Legislation on Penal Justice For Minors in Conflict with the Law
Alfred Balla and Vitjuna Mata
The effective promotion and protection of the rights and needs of minors in conflict with the law is a key factor in the reintegration of minors. The purpose of this paper is to provide a clear and comprehensive picture of the juvenile criminal justice system in Albania, comparing it with international standards.Albanian legislation in the field of children’s rights has been found not to meet the minimum international standards established. In this context, in recent years Albania has reformed the juvenile justice system in conflict with the law. The improvement of the legal framework and the establishment of competent institutions were evaluated based on two criteria. First, international standards in this area, and second, the impact on ensuring restorative justice that protects the best interests of the child. In conclusion, the problems encountered so far are identified, and the recommendations given in this area.
Keywords: criminal justice, minor in conformity with the law, legal framework, international standard.