The Assembly of Albania adopted in February 2010 the Law “For the Protection from Discrimination”. This law aims to ensure assistance to victims of discrimination. The Law “For the Protection from Discrimination” provides several opportunities for protection against discrimination, by using different legal and institutional instruments and structures.It envisages protection from discriminatory behaviour from the Commissioner for the Protection from Discrimination and addresses the issues of discrimination in court as the most efficient ways to be followed.
Despite the legal means that victims of discriminatory behaviours uses, it is important that institutions that deal with the case have good knowledge on the legislation in force, to know how to identify the elements that a discriminatory behaviour has in the case being examined, in order to give a decision or legal solution with a high level of professionalism.
Being that, in Albania we are dealing with the implementation of a new law and in the absence of an administrative or judicial practice, the Commissioner for the Protection from Discrimination has considered the international instruments ratified by law and in particular the jurisprudence of international mechanisms that ensure the implementation of such acts.