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Business law in Albania

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
The constitution provides for an independent judiciary. However, the judiciary, along with law enforcement agencies, remains inefficient and prone to political influence.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
The judiciary cannot guarantee an impartial trial for foreign nationals.
The Language of Justice
The judicial language is Albanian.
Recourse to an Interpreter
An interpreter can be arranged.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of the law is the constitution adopted by popular referendum in November 1998. Albania's legal system is similar to that of other European countries. The Supreme Court is the highest appeal authority in the country. Albania has not accepted the obligatory jurisdiction of the ICJ.
Checking National Laws Online
Library of Congress
World News Report

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