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Centre for Legal Empowerment

Tirana, Albania
Joined April 2022

Labor law, environmental protection, data protection, property rights, consumer protection.

Presence in: Albania
Focus: Community Paralegals, Generalist Legal Services, Labor & Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Right to Information

In the core of our activities, we assume that if legal processes are shaped by the legal empowerment approach, which allows and sustains meaningful participation of communities or affected citizens in the process, the potential to influence the behavior of public institutions vis-à-vis vulnerable communities will be stronger while positive enduring change is more likely.

Lawyers and paralegals have been litigating 23 strategic/collective cases related to some of the most significant environmental issues, protection of right at the workplace, property rights, etc.

The lawyers and paralegals have provided primary legal consultation to 4,123 citizens and secondary legal assistance to 153 citizens, and through the platform, the lawyers responded to the needs and issues stemming from 3,400 requests filed by citizens.

People Associated With This Organization

Franc Terihati

Centre for Legal Empowerment
Joined April 2022
Interests: Community Paralegals, Generalist Legal Services, Labor & Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Right to Information
Franc Terihati is the Executive Director of Centre for Legal Empowerment (CLE) form December 2021. Prior to joining CLE, Terihati was the Program Manager of the Programs of Protecting Socio-Economic Rights and Legal Empowerment at the Open Society Foundation for Albania (OSFA) from September 2017, meanwhile since 2015 he has followed different human rights litigation cases as a member of OSFA Network of Lawyers.
Terihati is a lawyer member of the Albanian National Chamber of Advocates since 2010 and he has an extensive experience in Labor Law, Data Protection, Contract Law and Sports Law being member of Council of Arbitration for Sport of Albania from November 2011 and Chairman of the Council from June 2017 to December 2017.
He has written compelling articles, some of which are “Guaranteeing the right to have a legal assistance for the victim/accusing victim during the criminal proceedings”, “Guaranteeing the right to have a legal counsel for the victim / accusing victim during the criminal proceedings”, “Criminal offenses of active and passive corruption in the private sector”, “Execution of tax liabilities to commercial companies that do not have liquidity. Limits of responsibility of shareholders and managers” and published the book “Civil Procedure Law” in 2015.
Terihati is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Tirana.
Franc Terihati is the network champion (main point of contact) for Centre for Legal Empowerment.

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