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In a nation without effective courts and a government widely viewed as corrupt, the Kanun continues to serve for many as an unofficial constitution, experts here say. Its "eye-for-an-eye" form of justice encourages honor killings for disputes over land as well as for rape and murder.
As a result, the Kanun has left feuding families in conflicts that span decades and have killed off entire generations, Marku says.
The Kanun is not supposed to encourage long-running feuds, and its text provides for mediation of disputes — but the farther into the mountains one travels, the more people rely on their own interpretations of what the Code of Lekë Dukagjini means.
Although the European Union has not said the Kanun is the reason why Albania's application for membership has yet to be approved, shortcomings in enforcing the rule of law and respecting human rights were identified in a 2010 EU opinion as a main reason for denial of membership.
Marku sighs before answering whether the rule of law will ever reach these hinterlands. He says the Kanun can work as a code of justice.
"I believe that when the original Kanun will rule our country once again, we will be free," he says.
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