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Presence in Albania presented a report on blood feud

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
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Subject
Violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism
Subject
Violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism
Date(s)
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Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
hate crime, blood feud

Summary

On 10 February, the Presence in Albania presented a report assessing the current state of the blood feud phenomenon in Albania to OSCE participating States’ Ambassadors in Tirana, as well as to representatives of several Albanian institutions dealing with this phenomenon. Although blood feud is criminalised in Albania and bears stiff penalties, there is no legal definition of blood feud, making it challenging to investigate and prosecute.This absence of definition creates also problems in gathering statistics.

The report assessed data gathered by the Presence in Albania from a variety of sources, in order to get a sense of the extent of the phenomenon. The presentation also highlighted some features of blood feud-related asylum claims, which are a source of concern for some OSCE participating States, and presented the efforts of Albanian authorities to address this issue. The Presence in Albania proposed recommendations based on its assessment of the situation, to address blood feud and its consequences in line with Albanian law, international norms, and OSCE commitments.

Information

Added on
18 Jul 2016
Origin
OSCE Presence in Albania
Origin description

Mak Albania Hotel, 1st Floor
Sheshi "Italia"
Tirana
Albania
Office: +355 4 223 59 93
Fax: +355 4 223 59 94
pm-al@osce.org

Region
Albania
Keywords
hate crime, blood feud
Rights
OSCE