The ombudsman reported prison and police officials generally cooperated with investigations. The ombudsman conducted frequent unannounced inspections of detention facilities. Workplace conditions in the manufacturing, construction, and mining sectors frequently were poor and, in some cases, dangerous. Although the ombudsman lacked the power to enforce decisions, he acted as a monitor for human rights violations. There continued to be indications of widespread child abuse.
Censorship or Content Restrictions: Journalists often practiced self-censorship to avoid violence and harassment and as a response to pressure from publishers and editors seeking to advance their political and economic interests. This is still a targeted fine-tuning of policy, rather than full-blown reversal. There remained 121 defendants charged with corruption awaiting trial. Some lacked basic hygienic amenities, such as showers or sinks. Through August a government shelter for domestic violence survivors in Tirana assisted 24 women and 40 children, but it could not accept individuals without a court order. Usual Terms Normal period of credit associated with transactions with companies in the stated country. The cause for the outages is official controls on electricity and coal prices.
Conditions in prison and detention centers for women were generally better than those for men. Media portrayed some gang-related killings as blood feud killings, and criminals at times used the term to justify their crimes. Essentially, the indicator seeks to encapsulate the risk that country-wide factors pose to the predictability of export payments and investment returns over a time horizon of two years. Parents were encouraged to register the birth of a child in a timely manner, and the law provides for a monetary reward for parents who register their children within 60 days of birth. The Assembly has a committee on legal issues, public administration, and human rights.
Meanwhile, the risk of statelessness existed for unregistered children born abroad to returning migrant families and continued for Romani and Egyptian children. Marginalization and abuse of the Romani and Balkan-Egyptian communities were serious problems, as was discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Political pressure, corruption, and lack of funding constrained the independent print media, and journalists reportedly practiced self-censorship. There was no effective system for handling the monetary aspect of bail. The commissioner for protection against discrimination generally handled cases of sexual harassment. Import Cover The amount of foreign exchange a country has in relation to the average monthly value of imported goods and services.
A 2015 survey by the Balkan Investigative Regional Network Albania found that large commercial companies and important advertisers were key sources of pressure. In February 2003, the company acquired. The government did not enforce the law effectively. Through September the ombudsman received 140 complaints from detainees. In May the Constitutional Court decided in favor of a petition by the Albanian Electronic Media Association to abrogate a law that prevented an individual shareholder from owning more than a 40 percent share in a national broadcast media outlet.
Union leaders were sometimes dismissed due to political affiliation. Other citizens, particularly Roma and Balkan-Egyptians, lacked formal registration in the communities where they resided. Law enforcement authorities did not always respect this requirement. In June the government approved the 2016-20 National Action Plan for Persons with Disabilities, supported by a state budget of 1. The Ministry of Justice generally did not vigorously pursue disciplinary measures against judges.
The process for making information public often was not clear, and officials were sometimes reluctant to release information. Nearly 7 percent of children were child laborers. Defendants may not be compelled to testify or confess guilt. Though Durrës is one of the most important cities in Albania, it only has one significant football stadium. Migrants detained further inland generally spent up to a month at the Karrec migrant detention facility awaiting deportation. In June 2015 the country held local elections for mayors and municipal councils.
Resource constraints and lack of infrastructure made it difficult for persons with disabilities to participate fully in civic affairs. The law governing the 2013 parliamentary election required that 30 percent of candidates be women and that they occupy 30 percent of appointed and elected positions. Authorities said the demolitions were needed for commercial development and cultural preservation. The government did not restrict or disrupt access to the internet or censor online content, and there were no credible reports the government monitored private online communications without appropriate legal authority. According to the report, many of these children ran the risk of being trafficked. Public officials sometimes made homophobic statements. The penalty for statutory rape is a prison term of five to 15 years.