The latest changes of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) were introduced in 2017 as part of the ongoing overarching justice reform which encompassed inter alia the adoption of the so called ‘justice reform legislative package’ comprised of 27 laws, including the amendments to the CPC aimed to increase the efficiency of the criminal proceedings and provide additional safeguards to the fair trial rights of defendants in line with international standards. Building on these previous efforts, the Presence in 2020 will conduct a comprehensive survey among judges, prosecutors and lawyers throughout Albania on challenges and concerns with regard to the implementation of the new Criminal Procedure Code (the CPC). The need for this activity became particularly apparent during the gap analysis the Presence’s Rule of Law and Human Rights Department conducted on prosecution and police cooperation in 2019, whereby challenges in investigation were often attributed to various aspects of the Criminal Procedure Code and its implementation. Therefore, particular attention will be paid to the new provisions pertaining to the investigative phase, efficiency of court proceedings and the principle of equality of arms in adversarial proceedings. The aim of this activity is to identify potential ambiguities in the legal framework, and inconsistencies and obstacles in applying procedural rules. Furthermore, findings from the survey will assist the national School of Magistrates to identify the existing needs for enhancing the capacities of judges and prosecutors to implement the CPC in a more harmonized manner and in line with international standards and best practices. The Rule of Law and Human Rights Department of the Presence will engage the services of one local translator who will be responsible to translate two excerpts of the commentary of the Italian criminal procedure code to allow comparative analysis with the corresponding provisions of the Albanian procedure code.
The Presence’s Rule of Law and Human Rights Department is looking for one Italian-Albanian Translator to translate from Italian into Albanian two excerpts of the commentary of the Italian criminal procedure code to allow comparative analysis with the corresponding provisions of the Albanian procedure code.
The translator will be expected to:
- Consult with the Project Manager about any terminology issues that are specific and/or unclear;
- Reflect in the translation any changes suggested by the Project Manager on each draft submitted;
- Keep the format and layout of the translation the same with that of the original version;
- Ensure consistency of terminology used in the translated document;
- Respond quickly and deliver in due time
Translate from Italian into Albanian two excerpts of the commentary of the Italian criminal procedure code. The document should be translated between the 1th of September and the 7th of September.
• More than 10 years of experience in the translation field, particularly from Italian into Albanian;
• High quality and senior translator staff with more than 10 years of experience in translating from Italian to Albanian and excellent knowledge of the Albanian language, including excellent drafting skills;
• Proven, longstanding experience in legal Italian – Albanian translation;
• Previous experience in working with international organizations an advantage;
• Previous experience in the translation of voluminous and sensitive files an advantage;
• Demonstrated experience in the translation of documents in the field of Rule of Law, in criminal law and criminal procedure, international organization manuals, guidelines, handbooks and recommendations;
• Ability to work with different file formats of translation document;
• Proficient staff in Microsoft Office and translation software;
All applications are due by 25 August 2020. For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Presence in Albania, please see: http:// www.osce.org/presence-in-albania
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