Half of Citizens with Legal Problems in Past 5 Years
Albanian Daily News
Published November 23, 2017
The study on the access to justice of Albanian citizens conducted by the UNDP shows that half of Albanian citizens have had legal problems in the past five years, which comesfrom the lack of knowledge on the justice system. Speaking about access to the judiciary,Ombudswoman Erinda Ballanca said that citizens must feel that they are receiving justice. Invited to the event was also the Deputy Interior Minister Tomi Gogu, who underlined thatjustice must direct toward citizens in order to create facilities. The Socialist Party lawmaker, Klotilda Ferhati said that the justice reform is an important stepfor the improvement of the situation of legal aid for citizens.
"Everything in this study has beenalso a part that has been taken into consideration by the group of experts of the UNDP andEURALIUS in the collaborations regarding this law, and to reflect them in the bill," said Ferhati.Meantime, the representative of the UNDP, Brian Williams said that the true justice is not thelegal frame or the budget, but when the citizens receive what belongs to them. The findings of the study define that most of the conflicts in the country come due to propertyand social benefits. The persons with more disputes are males and members of the Roma community and there are fewer disputes in the rural areas compared to Tirana or other urbanareas. The study has been carried out through a questionnaire and 1,758 persons participated