Following the theme of the Supreme and Constitutional Courts, the delay in setting up the new justice institutions seems to now have also pushed the School of Magistrates to the point of collapse. 

The alarm has been rung by the School's director, Sokol Sadushi, who says that this year the institution, which will supply the system with judges and prosecutors, risks not being able to open for the new academic year's first year students.

The 16 magistrates, prosecutors and judges set to graduate this year are also facing a problematic situation, in that they risk being left without appointments to employment.

The Head of the Magistrates says that, on May 7, the school will conduct the vocational training exam for 50 legal assistants that are currently at the High and Constitutional Courts. 

If they take a grade of 60% or more, they are given the opportunity to continue at the school for a further two years.

Sadushi sees taking the initiative by lawmakers of adding an additional step to one of the transitional provisions as a solution. 

This would allow the school to follow the same process as it did in the 2017-2018 school year, where the acceptance of 25 candidates was determined.