Conflict of Interest in the Albanian Police: An Analysis of Legislation and Practice

The paper makes an assessment of the legal and institutional framework and the practice on preventing the conflict of interests in the Albanian State Police and examines how this legislation is being implemented in practice. The analysis is based on a review of the legislation and other regulatory framework regulating the area of prevention of conflict data and reports on cases of conflict of interest of interests overall and inside ASP.  It is structured in three main sections. The first section analyses the legislative framework on prevention and fighting of conflict of interest with specific reference to the general framework regulating this area and specifically in the police organization. The second part analyzes the institutional settings in Albania in the sphere of conflict prevention as well as the practice and findings in this field. The last section provides conclusions and recommendations for addressing the main issues.