Enforcement of fines

Albania

Albania - Criminal Code 1995 (2013) EN

1 General Part

Chapter 1- Criminal Law and its Application

Article 10 Validity of criminal sentences of foreign courts

Unless otherwise provided for by bilateral or multilateral treaties, the criminal sentences of foreign courts on Albanian citizens who plead guilty of committing a criminal act are valid in Albania within the limits of the Albanian law, also on the following merits:

a) for the effect of qualifying as recidivist the person who has committed the criminal act;

b) to execute sentences comprising additional punishment;

c) for implementing security measures;

d) for compensation of damages or other civil law effects.

Albania - Criminal Procedure Code 2011 EN

PART II

TITLE I X- EXECUTION OF SENTENCES

CHAPTER I- PUTTING IN MOTION EXECUTION OF SENTENCES

Article 467- Execution of a fine sentence

1. The decisions comprising the fine penalty are executed by the bailiff’s office.

2. When it is proven that the execution of the fine or of a part of it is impossible the prosecutor demands from the court that has rendered the decision to make the conversion. Upon request of the punished the court may postpone the conversion up to six months. This period is not assessed in the time periods of the prescription.

3. The decision of conversion is subject to appeal, which suspends its execution.

Rome Statute

Article 109 Enforcement of fines and forfeiture measures

1. States Parties shall give effect to fines or forfeitures ordered by the Court under Part 7, without prejudice to the rights of bona fide third parties, and in accordance with the procedure of their national law.

2. If a State Party is unable to give effect to an order for forfeiture, it shall take measures to recover the value of the proceeds, property or assets ordered by the Court to be forfeited, without prejudice to the rights of bona fide third parties.

3. Property, or the proceeds of the sale of real property or, where appropriate, the sale of other property, which is obtained by a State Party as a result of its enforcement of a judgement of the Court shall be transferred to the Court.