The Ministry of Justice is preparing changes to the criminal code to avoid problems encountered over the years.

One of the main interventions is related to the spaces for abuses that the courts have with the current Code, a practice that according to the Minister of Justice, should end.

Etilda Gjonaj said during the presentation of the changes that the partial interventions in the Criminal Code have not solved the problems.

Gjoni: It has been thought for a long time to review and prepare a new criminal code in order not to leave room for the implementation of unifying decisions, or the reflection of the Constitutional Court and the jurisprudence of the European court or international acts.

The former head of the prosecution, Arben Rakipi, currently a representative of the School of Magistrates, said that with the new interventions some offenses have been removed, which today are considered criminal offenses but that practice and time have shown should be classified as civil cases.

Rakipi: We have concluded that some criminal offenses are generally not appropriate to be considered as criminal offenses provided in this code, but could very well be considered as administrative offenses.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Justice spoke about the application of the 41-bis regime, which she said will continue to be applied with other characters of the criminal world despite the protests and strikes undertaken by prisoners.