Institutional Mechanisms for the Rights and Protection of the Child in Albania, Their Practical Operation


  • Tandili Alma (Lleshi) University of Tirana, Albania, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Policy and Social Work, Msc


Institutional Mechanisms, Rights of the Child, Children in Need


For the functioning of the integrated child protection system, it is necessary to establish structures and make them operational responsible for policy making and their implementation on the issues affecting the rights and protection of the child. Receiving the recommendation to open accession negotiations for Albania's membership in the European Union places the institutions responsible for the approximation of legislation with responsibility. The new legal framework for the rights and protection of the child is designed in the spirit of the European Union by creating institutional mechanisms. This article will describe the functionality of these mechanisms in practice by highlighting field problems and concrete data on cases of children in need of protect.