The goal of this article is to explore and discuss the relationship between international treaties and domestic law in Albania. The article will begin by discussing constitutional law. Other international legal issues will be explored later. In general, the article will consider four topics: first, the treaty-making powers and the ratification procedure of Albanian constitutional law; second, the relationship between international treaties and domestic law, analyzing the model of employment and model of incorporation, the question of direct applicability, and the rank of incorporated treaties within the domestic legal order; third, the issue of the constitutional review of treaties, including the review of the consistency between laws and treaties; and fourth, the question of the principle of pacta sunt servanda. By evaluating both scholastic and technical arguments from literature and the law, particularly that of constitutional justice, the article will attempt to answer the questions posed through an investigation of the relationship between international treaties and domestic law in Albania. In this respect, the article argues that Albanian constitutional law and international law enjoy an agreeable relationship.
Recommended CitationFisnik Korenica and Dren Doli, The Relationship Between International Treaties and Domestic Law: A View from Albanian Constitutional Law and Practice, 24 Pace Int'l L. Rev. 92 (2012)
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