Composition
The constitutional Court is composed of nine members, appointed for a nine-year term, without the right of being reelected. The constitutional judges are appointed by the President of the Republic [...]
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The constitutional Court is composed of nine members, appointed for a nine-year term, without the right of being reelected. The constitutional judges are appointed by the President of the Republic, with the consent of the Assembly. One-third of the composition of the Constitutional Court is renewed every three years, according to the procedure determined by law.

The members of the Constitutional Court of Albania should be lawyers, Albanian citizens well known for their professional abilities. They should have a minimum of 10 years of experience in their profession as lawyers, or as law professors in the Law Faculty. They should have a high moral reputation.
The President of the Constitutional Court is appointed for a 3-year term from the ranks of its members by the President of the Republic with the consent of the Assembly. He has the right to be re-elected (article 125 of the Constitution).

A judge of the Constitutional Court continues in office until the appointment of his successor.
1. The mandate of a judge of the Constitutional Court ends when:

a. he/she is sentenced by a final court decision for commission of a crime;

b. he/she fails to appear for duty, without reason, for more than 6 months;

c. he/she reaches 70 years of age;

d. he/she resigns;

e. he/she is declared incapable of acting by a final court decision.

 

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1. Bashkim Dedja, President of the Constitutional Court

Born on 13.03.1970, in Dibër. Graduated from the Faculty of Law, at Tirana University, in 1993. During 1993-1996 performed the duty of judge at Tirana Judicial District Court. After that, and until 1998, performed the duty of judge at Tirana Court of Appeal. During 1998-2010 performed the duty of judge at Durrësi Court of Appeal. At the present time, performs the duty of the part – time professor of “Criminal Law” at the Faculty of Law, Tirana University, and “Legal Writing and Reasoning” at the School of Magistrates. Also, is one of the experts of the continuous training program organized by this school. Has co-operated in some working groups for drafting the Labor Code and improving the Civil and Criminal Codes. Since December 2007 and at present is a member of the Commission on the Justice Collaborators and Witness Protection. In May 2010 was appointed member of the Constitutional Court and since September 2010 performs the duty of the President of the Constitutional Court.

 

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2. Dr. Vitore Tusha, Member

Born on 26.11.1960 in Tirana. Graduated in 1983 at the Faculty of Law. From 1983 until 1990, performed the duty of bailif at Tirana District Court and after that, until 1992 exercised the profession of the lawyer. During 1992-1994 performed the duty of judge of Tirana District Court and during 1994-2001 the duty of judge of Cassation Court. During 1999-2001 performed the duty of Head of the Civil College of this Court. In 1997 received the Doctor’s Degree in the field of law. In 2004 is elected as vice-president of the National Chamber of Advocacy. From 1986 and following is a lecturer of Civil Law and Procedural Civil Law at the Faculty of Law and School of Magistrates. Co-author in the drafting process of the textbook Civil Law. Has participated in the process of composition of different bills. Since March 2008 she performes the duty of the member of the Constitutional Court.

 

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3. Dr. Altina Xhoxhaj, Member

Born on 09.10.1970 in Tirana. Graduated from the Faculty of Law, at Tirana University, in 1994. During 1992-1993 attended the studies of the Tempus Program at the Faculty of Law, University of Trento, Italy. During 1994-1995 worked as lawyer at the Ministry of Justice. Since 1995 performed the duty of judge at Tirana Judicial District Court. During 2006-2010 was a member of the High Council of Justice. In 2008 took the scientific degree “Master” in civil sciences. In January 2013 took the scientific degree “Doctor of Science”. During 1995-2000 was a part – time professor at the Faculties of Law and Economy, Tirana University. Since 2003 performs the duty as a part – time professor of “Commercial Law” at the School of Magistrates. Also, is one of the experts of the continuous training program for judges organized by this school. In May 2010 was appointed member of the Constitutional Court. She is the author of several scientific articles in the field of commercial law published in national and international scientific journals.

 

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4. Fatmir Hoxha, Member

Born on 21.03.1968, in Puka. Graduated from the Faculty of Law, at Tirana University, in 1991. During 1993-1996 performed the duty of judge and Chairman of Puka Judicial District Court. During 1996-1998 performed the duty of judge at Tirana Court of Appeal. Since 2003 until 2008 performed the duty of the Chairman of Shkodra Court of Appeal. In April 2011 has been appointed member of the Constitutional Court.

 

 

5. Gani Dizdari, Member

Born on 30 April 1949, in Tropoja. Graduated at the Faculty of Law, Tirana University, in 1972. During 1973 – 1982 performed the duty of prosecutor at the Prosecutor Office of Tropoja district. During 1982 – 1989 performed the duty of prosecutor at the General Prosecutor Office, Judicial Department. From 1989 performed the duty of prosecutor at the Court of Cassation, and during 1995 – 1999 performed the duty of Deputy General Prosecutor. During 1999 – 2006 exercised the profession of lawyer, as member of the National Chamber of Advocacy. In 2006 was appointed member of the High Court (since June 2007, Chairman of the Criminal Chamber of the High Court). In April 2013 was appointed member of the Constitutional Court.

 

6. Besnik Imeraj, Member

Born on 6 December 1954, in Tirana. Graduated at the Faculty of Law, Tirana University, in 1977. During 1977 – 1991 performed several duties near the organs of justice in Tirana and Elbasani districts. During 1991 – 1997 worked as lawyer at the trade company “Trans-Albania.” During this period has also exercised the profession of lawyer. From January 1998 until March 2005 was the Chairman of the Durrësi Court of Appeal. During 2000 – 2006 was a member of the High Council of Justice. From 2000 – present is a part-time professor at the School of Magistrates. In 2005 was appointed member of the High Court. In April 2013 was appointed member of the Constitutional Court.

 

7. Fatos Lulo, Member

Born on 2 September 1961, in Tirana. Graduated at the Faculty of Law, Tirana University, in 1988. During 1989 – 1992 worked at the Council of Ministers, at the Committee for Employment and Social Support, from then on the Ministry of Labour, Emigration and Social Affairs. During 1994 – 2004 performed the profession of lawyer. In 2004 was elected by the Assembly of Albania as member of the National Council for Radio and Television (NCRT). In 2005 was appointed member of the High Court. In May 2013 was appointed member of the Constitutional Court.

 

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