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Erinda Bllaca Ndroqi

Institute for Activism and Social Change

Erinda Bllaca Ndroqi

Mrs. Erinda Bllaca Ndroqi is the founder of the Albanian Institute for Activism and Social Change and a human rights practitioner since 1997. She has accomplished a Masters of Arts in European Studies (2005) and is a Public Interest Law Fellow (Columbia Law University, New York (2006-2007). Her engagement as human rights practitioner is proved through addressing issues of Albania’s transitional justice and fight against torture and impunity where her doctoral studies are oriented. She has an extended experience of monitoring of human rights and access to justice for marginalized communities in Albania. She has been engaged with issues regarding Judicial Reform in Albania and has contributed for more awareness on the reforms’ impact into general public. She is a co-author of 4 OSCE publications with regards to investigating terrorist crimes in Albania and hate crimes. For two decades, her engagement was successfully evaluated by major donors, as the European Commission, diplomatic corps and international organizations. Recently she published an article on “dealing with returned women and children in Western Balkans”, under RAN Network.


Countries Albania;
Topics Access to care; Care integration/ coordination; Community-based LTC; COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and LTC; Gender and care; Governance and LTC systems organisation; Healthcare access in LTC; LTC and people with mental health conditions; New models of care; Rights and people’s voices in LTC systems; Stigma and discrimination;
Methods Knowledge-exchange; Mixed methods; Policy analysis;
Role Research;
Research interests

social inclusion,


2011- January 2020 PhD (Candidate) in Criminal Law, Thesis “Modern classification of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment”
University of Tirana, Faculty of Law, Tirana, Albania
2005-2007 Public Interest Law Initiatives fellowship Program
Columbia Law University, NY, USA
2004 Fellow, School of Politics
Council of Europe, Strasbourg
2003-2005 Masters of Arts in European Studies, Thesis “The impact of the Acquis Communnaitaire to the Albanian legislation and institutions
University of Tirana, Rectorate, Tirana, Albania
1997 Bachelor at Law, Thesis “The use of alternative punishment and impact into the criminal justice system”

University of Tirana, Faculty of Law, Tirana, Albania


Key publications







































Bllaca. E. (2021) A comparative assessment on regulatory framework on enforced disappearance, related to investigation, and suggested practice improvements in Albania EUROPEAN ACADEMIC RESEARCH Vol. IX, Issue 1/ April 2021 ISSN 2286-4822 Impact Factor: 3.4546 (UIF) DRJI Value: 5.9 (B+)

Brasholt.M,Brenda van den Bergh, Bllaca. E etc.(2020) “The risk of sanctions following visits by monitoring bodies; a study conducted in Albania and Honduras Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims  and Prevention of Torture Volume 30, No 2, 2020 ISBN 1018-8185 Editorial advisory board

Bllaca. E & Kati.A. (2017 )“Deinstitutionalizing Mental Health in Albania, Shortcoming of a National Reform” American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience; 5(6): 52 doi: 10.11648/j.ajpn.s.2017050601.62 ISSN: 2330-4243 (Print); ISSN: 2330-426X (Online)

Bllaca.E. (2015) CONDITIONS FOR WOMEN IN DETENTION IN ALBANIA Needs, vulnerabilities and good practices / Jo Baker and DIGNITY DIGNITY Publication Series on Torture and Organised Violence No. 10 © Jo Baker and DIGNITY – Danish Institute Against Torture Layout: Eckardt ApS Printed in Denmark 2015 by Sangill Grafisk ISBN 978 87 9087 876 4 (print) ISBN 978 87 9087 877 1 (web)

Bllaca. E. & Duka. R. (2012( Albanian Competition Policy Versus Implemenation Of The Competion Law.

Duka.R.& Bllaca .E  (2012) Competition in European Union from Policies to PR

Bllaca E. (2019) Konference kombëtare e organizuar nga kolegji universitar Wisdom  me temë “The Future of Europe and the Curriculum of Cultural Studies in Business within the Bologna Process” më datë 4-5 Maj 2019 me temë: Enriched curriculum in Law must include also torture issues to be treated as part Human rights fundamentals

Bllaca. E. Konferencë ndërkombëtare e organizuar nga Kolegji Universitar Wisdom me temë “A NEW PERSPECTIVE FOR UNIVERSITIES IN EUROPE. THE ALBANIAN PROCESS 2020” 24-25 November, 2020, me temë: New perspectives to be included in study program of Law The “justified” impunity of torture in the interpretation of international law, botuar në Proceeding me ISBN 978-9928-4623-3-6

Bllaca. E  10th – 11th May, 2021 at International conference on Law and Society – ICLS Budapest, Hungary “Missing in Albania – legal impact of enforced disappearances during communist regime

▪ Addressing PTSD for returnees from conflict zones (2020)

▪ Access to health in detention (2020)

▪ Children in risk, an analysis of legal framework for children under social protection (2019)

▪ Guidelines on Human Trafficking in Albania (2018)

▪ Alternative Report in Torture – the Albanian case (2015- 2018)

▪ ARCT Annual reports (2010-2017)

▪ Women in detention – comparative research on principles and standards of detention in Albania, Honduras, Guatemala, Philippines’ (2016)

▪ Guidelines on fighting radicalism  in detention and probation (2017), funded by the OSCE, Albania

The Istanbul protocol for an effective investigation of the torture cases (2017-2018)

▪ Free legal aid in Albania, Journal of LCCR, Law Faculty, 2008

▪ Country of Return Information Report, published on the UNHCR website,