Member of the Supreme Court

Sandër SIMONI was born on February 4th, 1974 in Shkodra. He is married and has two children. He completed his studies at the Faculty of Law in the 1992-1996 academic years. He completed his studies at the Albanian School of Magistrates, being the first generation of this School, in the years 1997-2000 and earned the title of “Magistrate”. He is a doctorate at the Criminal Law Department of the Faculty of Law, University of Tirana.

From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Simoni worked as judge’s associate at the District Court of Shkodra. He completed his professional intership as judge of the District Court of Shkodra between 1999-2000 whereto he was appointed judge in 2000. In December 2003, he was appointed judge to the First Instance Court for Serious Crimes and meanwhile was seconded in the position of Chairperson of the Court and later appointed in 2004, being elected to this leading position for several consecutive terms until December 2019. With the establishment of the Special Court of First Instance for Corruption and Organized Crime, he was appointed judge to this Court and at the same time Chairperson of the Court, an office he held until March 19, 2021.

He is a part-time lecturer teaching “Criminal Procedure” course at the School of Magistrates, expert, trainer, supervisor of student professional practice and research works at this School. He is the author of several handbooks mainly for criminal offences of trafficking of human beings and protection of victims of trafficking drafted in cooperation with some international organizations; the author of many articles, publications in national and international journals, research works; and participant and speaker in many international conferences inside and outside the country. He has attended many national and international activities in the field of law, and meanwhile has been member of many committees, boards, working groups related to legislative amendments and projects in the justice sector.

Mr. Simoni was appointed judge to the Supreme Court by decree no. 12032, dated 19.03.2021 of the President of the Republic.

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