Proceedings of the 10th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (RAIS 2018)

Guarantees of Juveniles in the Penal Proceedings in Albania Seen through the Principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Yllka Rupa
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Yllka Rupa
convention, court, human rights, juvenile, legal procedure, legislation, procedural
The Albanian Legislation on juveniles was compiled based on the basic principles that affirm the fundamental international acts. Therefore, it seems that the guarantee of the basic rights and freedom of the juveniles is in very satisfactory levels. Special attention was given to the importance of legal intervention in the legal system for the juveniles. The Criminal Code, as the most important corpus in the protection of the right of juveniles in the legal proceeding, was compiled in such a way as to regulate the phases through which a suspect juvenile of a delinquency goes. Considering the main problematics of this field, a range of procedural guarantees for the juveniles’ protection were agreed upon. This leads to the Albanian State creating a Codification of the Criminal Law on the Juveniles based on the basic principles of the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of the Child. All the new approaches of the new legislation as well as the principles of the Convention regarding the procedural guarantee of the juveniles in the legal proceeding will be treated in this article.
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