A Memorandum of Understanding being signed by Vincenzo Del Monaco, Head of the OSCE Presence in Albania and Albania’s General Prosecutor Olsian Çela aims at formalizing and further strengthening of cooperation between the two institutions.
This was said by a press release issued by the press office of the Tirana- based OSCE Presence on Tuesday.
Çela said that the signing of the Memorandum marked a qualitative leap in the positive cooperation between the Presence and his institution to date. “This step, which clearly structures our relations, will serve to further intensify our relations and will allow us to explore cooperation in other fields,” he said.
“We are proud and honoured to be the first international organization present in Albania to sign such a Memorandum of Understanding with the General Prosecution Office,” said Del Monaco at the signing event.
The Presence started cooperating with the General Prosecution Office (GPO) back in 2019 with a gap analysis, which served to inform better the Presence’s further activities and engagements in support of the prosecutorial system in the country. The gap analysis was also the basis for a Handbook on Prosecutorial Leadership. The Presence and the GPO will present the handbook later this month.
In the course of 2021, the Presence will also develop a guideline of investigation of a specific category of criminal offences to be determined in close partnership with the General Prosecution Office. Other future events include a roundtable discussion on the issue of missing persons during the Communist regime, where the GPO will play an important role; and a workshop and simulation exercise for prosecutors on human trafficking. The Presence will also support the GPO in developing their General Instructions for Prosecutors and will assist the Office in its legislative initiatives. /argumentum.al