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Mr Sokol BERBERI 
 

I. Education and academic and other qualifications

  • 2015 -  Doctor of Law (Ph.D.)    
  • 2003 - 2005 - LL.M., Constitutional Law, Law School, Tirana University;
  • May 2000 - Pre-Mission Course for Human Rights Field Officers, organised by the Foreign Affairs Department of Switzerland, Geneva
  • June 1997 - International Program on Legislative Drafting, International Legislative Drafting Institute, The Public Law Center, New Orleans, USA  
  • September-October 1994, Institute of Social Studies-Development Law and Social Justice Program, The Hague, Netherlands
  • February 3-21, 1997   Global Legal Information Network, The Law Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, Graduate Public Administration Training Program
  • September 1995 - Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Promoting Justice through Professional Development
  • May 1998 - The leadership Institute, Memphis, USA
  • Participated in many international training programs and Seminars on Rules of Procedure, Constitutional Law and Human Rights       
  • 1986 - 1990 -  Law Degree, Law School, Tirana University

 

II. Relevant professional activities

Judicial activities

  • 2007 - 2016           Member of the Constitutional Court of Albania
  • 1990 - 1991          Judge Investigator in Tepelena’sDistrict, Albania

 

Non-judicial legal activities

  • 2016 -             Full time Lecturer, Albanian School of Magistrates, Tirana
  • 2003 - 2007    Legal Advisor (part-time) to the President of the Republic of Albania, Tirana
  • 2004 -             Member of the Legislative Reform Commission, Advisory Body of the Minister of Justice of Albania, Tirana
  • 1997-1998      Legal Advisor to the Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of Albania, Tirana
  • 1991-1997      Legal Advisor for Parliamentary Committees, Legal Advisor to the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, Tirana

 

Non-legal professional activities

  • 2000 - 2007         Executive Director of the Albanian Centre for Parliamentary Studies, Tirana
  • 2003 - 2010          Part-time Lecturer of Constitutional Law, Law School, “Luarasi” University, Tirana
  • 2013 -                   Part-time Lecturer of Legal Writing and Legislative Drafting, Law School, European University of Tirana
  • 2002 - 2007          Director of the “Parliamentary Law and Legal Policies” Journal published by the Center for Parliamentary Studies (CPS), Tirana

                            

 

III. Activities and experience in the field of human rights

  • 1991-1997      Legal Advisor to the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights
  • 1999-2000       Project Director, Project of the Albanian Helsinki Committee in cooperation with Netherlands Helsinki Committee for monitoring prison and pre-detention sites in Albania
  • May, 1999       Attended a training course on monitoring techniques and methodology provided by the Polish Helsinki Foundation on Human Rights
  • 2002                Member of the Steering Committee of the Albanian Coalition against Corruption (Comprising more than 100 NGOs), Tirana
  •                         Local Key Expert, World Bank Project on Judicial Reform
  • 2004-2005      Local Key Expert, TA and Training for the Ministry of European Integration Europe aid/113435/D/SV/AL
  • 2003                Director of the program “Public Participation in the Legislative Process”, supported by the Open Society Foundation (Soros)
  •                         Chief Trainer of Training program on legislative drafting for the legislative offices of the Ministries, supported by the Soros Foundation
  • 2003-2004       Director of the project “Monitoring the Parliamentarians” Drafted an Ethics Code for MPs, supported by MSI/USAID
  • 2002-2003       Expert in the working group for the Project: “On the Proposal of Policies and several rules for short-term and middle-term action to establish an acceptable system for juvenile justice in Albania”, established and funded by UNICEF, 2002
  • 2002-2003       Expert in the working group for the Project: “Assistance for Legislative Changes and Implementation of the Albanian Law on the Asylum Procedures”, funded by UNHCR, 2002
  • 2001 - 2002     Project Director, “Relations between MPs and electorate: Increasing the Representation and Trust in the Institutions”, funded by Open Society Foundation (Soros), 2001
  • 2002                Project Coordinator and trainer for the Project: “Local Government Autonomy Building, funded by Norwegian Peoples Aid
  • 2002                Trained Local Administration staff on Implementation of Local Autonomy Principals;
  • 2002                 Expert in the working group for the Project: “Filling out legal gaps in the Asylum System; Drafting of regulations on Local Integration and lobbying strategy”, funded by UNHCR
  • 2001-2002       Project Coordinator and Chief drafter: “Drafting the law on parliamentary investigation as a constitutional obligation”, funded by World Bank and Institute of Contemporary Studies
  • 2001                Member of the working group for the Project: “Increase Youth Participation in the parliamentary and political life of the country”, funded by Democracy Grant Commission, American Embassy, 2001
  • 1997-1998      Chairman of the Parliament of Albania Appointee to follow and participate in the drafting process of the Constitution of the Republic of Albania
  • 1997-1998      Member of the working group for the drafting of the Rules of Procedure of the Parliament of the Republic of Albania
  • 1996-1999      Member of the working group examining the compatibility of the Albanian legislation with the European Convention on Human Rights under the auspices of the Council of Europe
  • 1997-1998      Member of the working group for the drafting of the Law on Asylum -under the auspices of the UNHCR
  • 1997-1999      Member of the working group for the drafting of the Law on the Right of Information to the official documents and personal data protection
  • 1998               Trainer for lawyers on legislative drafting assisting the NGOs, supported by the ORT Democracy network. A manual on legislative drafting was produced at the end of the training
  • 1999               Co-Director of a temporary centre established by seven NGOs working on collecting testimonies about the genocide and crimes committed during the war in Kosovo.     

 

IV. Public activities

Public office

  • 2016 - present       Full time Lecturer, Albanian School of Magistrates, Tirana
  • 2007-2016            Member of the Constitutional Court of Albania
  • 1997                      Legal Advisor to the Presidency of the Parliament 
  • 1991-1997            Legal Advisor to Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights
  • 1990-1991            Judge Investigator in Tepelena district
  • 2005                     Member of the Legislative Reform Commission, advisory Body of the Minister of Justice of Albania
  • 2003-                   Legal Advisor (part - time) to the President of the Republic of Albania

 

Elected posts

  • Member of the Constitutional Court of Albania


Posts held in a political party or movement

  • None

 

V. Publications and other works

  • Doctorate thesis: “Constitutional structural limits of legislative power and constitutional control”, approved by the Scientific Council, 2015
  • Several articles published at the Albanian School of Magistrate’ Journal
  • Monograph, "Legal writing and reasoning", School of Magistrates, adopted by the Council of scientific publications, Tiranë 2012.
  • Monograph, “Principles and rules for drafting legal acts: legislative technique”, Morava Publishing House, 2011.
  • “Constitutional Boundaries of the parliamentary investigation power”, Curentul Juridic, The Juridical Current, Le Courant Juridique, 2014, vol.56, pg.33-42.
  • “Constitution as a living instrument and constitutional interpretation”,“Mendimi” Law Journal, “Luarasi” University, no. 2, 2014.

 

  

   

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