The Judge Who Saved Valbona
Albanian Daily News
Published June 12, 2018
Tirana's Court of Appeal decided earlier this Tuesday, to stop the works for the construction of Hydro Power Plants (HPP), in Valbona.
The decision was taken by the trial panel, led by Judge, Rilinda Selimi, who on June 6 considered the claim of the 27 residents of the Margegaj Unit, representatives of several villages of this area and the "TOKA" association, deciding on the suspension of works in this area.
This is one of the rare cases when judges come to the side of the citizens and the civil society, to protect the areas designated as natural resources, such as the Valbona River and its surroundings.