Public Statement | 05.04.2018




Tirana, 05.04.2018

Public Statement

The Open Society Foundation Albania would like to respond to a misleading statement made yesterday by a US-based conservative group, Judicial Watch.
“As has already been made clear in US State Department documents provided to Judicial Watch, neither USAID nor the US Embassy in Tirana have awarded any funds to the Open Society Foundation Albania,” said Andi Dobrushi, Director of the Open Society Foundation Albania.
“In fact, the Open Society Foundation Albania has given its own funds to independent experts helping strengthen the independence of the judiciary, something which the U.S. Government has contributed to separately. We continue to work with all political parties in Albania to build consensus on how to best protect the rule of law, and to ensure that judges are able to take decisions free from all political interference.”