1The incumbent judges of the High Court shall be considered as magistrates under this Law.
2The members of the High Court continue to exercise their function according to the previous mandate, unless there are reasons for the termination of the status of the magistrate in compliance with Part III, Chapter VIII of this Law, or as a result of the re-evaluation process in accordance with the Law “On the Transitional Re-evaluation of Judges and Prosecutors in the Republic of Albania”.
3The incumbent chairperson shall stay in office as chairman for an extended term of two years after the entry into force of this Law, except for other cases where there are other legal reasons for ending his or her mandate or as a result of the re-evaluation process in accordance with the Law “On the Transitional Re-evaluation of Judges and Prosecutors in the Republic of Albania”.
4The judges of the High Court who were elected by the Assembly to the High Court from the ranks of judges shall be considered as promoted judges according to this law. The judges elected by the Assembly from the ranks of jurists shall be considered as non-judge candidates according to this Law. The provision of article 136 paragraph 3 of the Constitution shall be applied to fill in the vacancies concerning the ratio of judge and non-judge members.