1The Assembly shall elect one member of the High Judicial Council from the civil society organisations registered under the relevant legislation, which work in the justice system field or human rights and have implemented projects in this field at least in the last five years.
2Candidates from the civil society must meet the following conditions:
aBe Albanian citizens;
bHave finished the second cycle of university studies in Law with a diploma “Master of Science”, or a diploma unified with it or to have finished university studies in Law abroad and have received a diploma unified in accordance with the rules for unification of the diplomas, as provided by law;
cHave at least 15 years of professional experience as jurist;
çHave a prominent social profile, high moral integrity and high professional qualification in law and human rights;
dAt the time of application, be employed or engaged full-time or part-time for at least five consecutive years with a civil society organisation in fields related to justice system or human rights;
dhAt the time of application, have not actively practised the profession of advocate for at least two years, except for those engaged in organizations or clinics that offer legal aid free of charge in view of the organization;
eNot to be candidates proposed by advocacy or corps of pedagogues of Law Faculties;
ëHave not been previously sentenced by a final court decision for committing a criminal offence;
fHave not held political functions in the public administration or leading positions in political parties in the last 10 years;
gHave not been members, collaborators or favoured by the former State Security before 02 July 1991 in the sense of the law “On the right to information on the documents of the former State Security the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania;
gjNot to be collaborators, informants or agents of intelligent services;
hAt the time of application, have no family members in the meaning of the Law "On the Declaration and Audit of Assets, Financial Obligations of Elected Persons and Certain Public Officials" and first degree relatives who are incumbent members of the High Judicial Council or candidates for members.
3Representatives from the ranks of civil society organisations shall resign from any leadership or management position in those organisations, if elected as member of the High Judicial Council.
4Every civil society member, who meets the conditions mentioned in paragraph 2 of this Article and who has the support of at least three civil society organisations working in fields related to the justice system or human rights, shall be entitled to run as a candidate.
5The Secretary General of the Assembly shall approve the template form for supporting the candidates for members of the High Judicial Council from civil society. The template form shall be signed by the legal representative of each of civil society organisations, which decide to support one colleague.