Marsida Grami

Marsida Grami has completed the Bachelor and Master studies in International Relations and Diplomacy with excellent results at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Perugia, Italy. In 2021, she completed her PhD at the Institute of European Studies. In 2014 she was appointed as Head of the IPA Projects Sector in the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Development, then in 2017 she was appointed to the same position in the Ministry of Justice, and since 2021 she is working as Head of the Department of Integration and Negotiations of Ministry of Justice, covering the most important issues related to Chapter 23 "Judiciary and Fundamental Rights'' and the Political Criteria. She has worked on very important documents such as the presentations of the Albanian state to the European Commission, the preparation of the Roadmaps for the Rule of Law and the Functioning of Democratic Institutions and the preparation of the Negotiating Position of the Albanian state. Marsida has been part of the negotiating groups that have represented the country during bilateral Albania-EU meetings held in November 2022 and January 2023 under accession talks.

Her Contributions to ALJ: The need of establishing a Special Medical Institution for Forensic Patients in Albania, Doc. Marsida Grami and MSc. Anxhela Kenaj

Monika Canco

Monika Canco is an accomplished legal professional with expertise in international and EU law. Holding an LLM from Radboud University and an MSc from the University of Tirana, Monika has delved into topics ranging from the effectiveness of EU leniency policies to the ethical considerations for civil servants. As a Lecturer at the University of Tirana, she conducts seminars on various legal subjects and contributes to research in EU Law, Competition Law, and Human Rights. Monika's professional journey also includes roles as a Legal Consultant and Technical Legal Expert, where she provided valuable insights into business law and legal education systems. Dedicated to community service, she has offered free legal advice to vulnerable groups through USAid Albania. With proficiency in Albanian, English, and Italian, Monika's contributions extend to publications exploring the nuances of competition law and privacy standards in Albania and the EU.

Her Contributions to ALJ: Administrative and Criminal Implications to Competition Law Infringements: EU Law Discussion and the Albanian Legislation, Ph.D. Cand. Monika CANCO and Ph.D. Cand. Ina VELESHNJA

Jola Frasheri

Jola is a first year student of Master Sciences in Criminal Law at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Law. She also holds bachelor BA diploma in Law completed in 2018, and Finance, compelted in 2015 from the same university. She has been part of “Network of Excellent Students”, since she was a freshman. Currently, Jola is working as an intern at the European Movement Albania and this experience has helped her to recognise better the European Union's role and the integration of Albania into it. During her studies, she was involved for almost a year at the NGO, “The Center for Legal Civic Initiatives” offering free legal advice for women who have been victims of violence and human beings trafficking. During nine weeks, Jola has been part of a “Human Rights School Tirana” organized from Civil Rights Defenders. She achieved her personal objectives towards values clarification, attitude change, development of solidarity, and the skills for advocacy and action, such as analyzing situations in human rights terms and strategizing appropriate responses to injustice. Also, as part of youth grassroots organizations she has been active in initiating and organizing many seminars for young people to enhance their social and political participation. For the moment, she has interest in human right especially for juvenile and women justice, and intends to specialize in the future in law on economic crimes. Jola speaks Albanian, English, French and has basic knowledge in German.

Her Contributions to ALJ: 

Issue 7/2018 - Aspects of the offense of smuggling

Ardita Buna

Ardita Buna has completed the postgraduate studies at the College of Law in London, after her graduate studies at the Faculty of Law at Tirana University. She has been involved in many research projects focusing in Human rights, European Law, Commercial Law and Case law of the European Court of Human Rights. She has a long experience in the Public Administration most of it as the Director of Official Publications Center and has returned to academic career teaching law. She has finished her doctorate studies at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” with a thesis focused on Human rights of migrants as compared in to the case law of the two European Courts such as the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice. She speaks English Italian and French".

Her contributions to ALJ: 

Issue 7/2018 - Human Rights: The evolution of the perception of fundamental rights in the European Union



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