INSTITUTE FOR POLICY AND LEGAL STUDIES

IPLS

Goals and Activities of IPLS

The mission of IPLS will be carried out through establishment of goals and implementation of activities in the two following main areas:

Legal Issues:
  • Training of judges and legislators on various legal issues.
  • Providing the government with independent analysis of proposed legislation.
  • Assisting the government in the drafting of laws.
  • Providing technical expertise to the Association of Judges, public and private attorneys and legal scholars.
  • Creating and maintaining a Web Page and a database with the current and proposed legislation.
  • Providing a professional legal research environment for government and non-governmental organizations/institutions.
  • Providing a non-partisan environment where drafts of laws can be discussed by the legislators, Western and local scholars and local interest groups.
Policy Issues:
  • Mobilizing Albanian professionals to address the country's pressing issues.
  • Providing a professional environment and institution for research and development of Albanian professionals with an emphasis on the younger generation.
  • Creating opportunities for research, development and analysis through collaboration with Albanian and international research institutions, publications, educational organizations, and universities.
  • Supporting independent critical thinking and promoting a pro-active approach towards public affairs and public policy.
  • Initiating interest of Albanian citizens through regular public discussions, workshops, lectures, and regional discussion forums.
  • Providing analysis and solutions.
  • Reviewing current and proposed laws and their impact on the further development of Albania.
  • Publishing periodicals and positions papers either independently or in collaboration with other institutions.
  • Publishing a monthly/quarterly journal that would describe IPLS activities, calendar of events, articles on relevant issues, and include a summary of IPLS policy/legal papers.
  • Creating and maintaining a database for the distribution of IPLS information to domestic and international organizations and institutions.

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