KRIIK Albania Association is a non-profit and non-governmental organization, founded in October 1997 by a group of students. The organization’s headquarters are in Tirana and carries out its activities throughout the country, through local representatives and/or partner organizations.
KRIIK has been registered on 26 December 1997, with Decision no. 6493 of the District Court of Tirana in the form of association. The highest decision-making body of the organization is the General Assembly of Members, which elects the Headship and the Chairperson, adopts key statutory, strategic and political documents and supervises the work of the governing bodies.
The activity of KRIIK is based, and strives to further protect and promote the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as voluntary citizen engagement; impartiality and independence; integrity; consequence in fulfilling its mission with professionalism and dedication; objectivity in assessing facts and arguments; respect and guarantee for human and opinions diversity; transparency in activities, and environmental protection.
KRIIK envisages a society where rule of law is respected; fundamental human rights and values, civil rights, political rights and conscience rights of individuals are respected without compromise; where the sense of community and meaningful involvement of citizens in policy-making is a core value; and elected representatives and other public officials are primarily interested in the well-being of the citizens.
KRIIK works for the protection and guarantee of human rights and freedoms, as well as the full dimension of human security, through strengthening the rule of law, democratic governance, promotion of civic activism and engagement, and promotion of full transparency and accountability of public and political institutions.