Documents: Anti-corruption policy - International and domestic legal frameworks

 Immigration detention in North Macedonia expressed in numbers

  •  29 December 2021
  •  Igor Stojcevski
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

The number of detained persons in 2021 (388) is continuously increasing compared to the previous years (2020 – 317, 2019 – 225). There is a slight decrease in the number of detained children in 2021 (55) compared to the same period in 2020 (76). The average period that children spent in detention in RTC Vinojug is 29 days and the maximum is 50 days. In most cases, legal guardian was appointed to the unaccompanied detained children. However sometimes there was a delay in the timely appointment of a guardian. In 2021 the persons were detained at three locations in RC Gazi Baba, RTC Vinojug and RTC Tabanovce. Migrants at RTC Vinojug who were detained as witnesses in the proceedings against the smugglers continued to be held in quarantine before being brought in front of a public prosecutor.

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 Monitoring report on the implementation of the anti-corruption plan "Action 21" and the national strategy for prevention of corruption and conflict of interest

  •  10 December 2021
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

The monitoring report on the implementation of the Anti-Corruption Plan “Action 21” and the National Strategy for Prevention of Corruption and Conflict of Interest, in the period from March to December 2021 was prepared under the project “Monitoring of National Actions for Combating Corruption”, in order to assess the level of implementation of these documents and to show the open issues, gaps and shortcomings in the implementation of the steps planned.

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 The Future of Freedom of Assembly in North Macedonia in the Digital Era

  •  19 November 2021
  •  Dushica Nofitoska, Vesna Dishlijoska
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Analysis

The right to association and public assembly does not in itself mean only the association of citizens with a physical presence through which they would express dissatisfaction with a certain government decision that affects their rights and interests. In the last few years, there is a trend of increased use of Internet tools through which the citizens of a country can act in the online space just as they would act with a physical presence. In North Macedonia, the trend of using online tools is experiencing its peak with the proclamation of a Covid-19 pandemic. The purpose of this Analysis is to summarize the International Legal Framework on the freedom of peaceful assembly in the digital era and to present the state obligations. Also, to research the opportunities and challenges of the assemblies in the digital era and the impact of the new technologies in exercising of the right to free assembly. In the same time to make comparison and research on the concept of digitally-med

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 Constitutional court of the Republic of North Macedonia, experience and perspectives

  •  13 September 2021
  •  Margarita Tsatsa Nikolovska, Igor Spirovski, Martin Sopronov
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Analysis

Constitutional judiciary has been existing in Macedonia for almost six decades. The First Constitutional Court, as a separate constitutional order institution controlling constitutionality of laws and constitutionality and legality of other general legal acts, was introduced with the 1963 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia. Its organizational setting, powers and working procedures for exercising its jurisdiction were regulated in detail with a special law. In accordance with its powers, the Constitutional Court exercised additional a posteriori or conditional repressive control over the constitutionality of the laws by making decisions that had the legal effect of determining unconstitutionality of a law. Where the Assembly failed to harmonize the law within 6 months, the Constitutional Court would conclude, with a new decision, that such law was abrogated.

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 The (in)efficiency of State Labour Inspectorate’s protection of labour rights – Infographic number 7

  •  30 March 2021
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Statistics

This infographic contains data on how does the State Labour Inspectorate handle requests for extraordinary inspection, as well as apposite recommendations for the improvement of the Inspectorate’s efficiency. The Infographic covers the period from January to March 2021 and was produced within the project ‘Improved productivity through better labour legislation in North Macedonia’, funded by the Good Governance Fund of the United Kingdom Government, with the support of the British Embassy Skopje. Opinions and views stated in the contents do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of the Government of the United Kingdom.

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 2019 report on the results of the implementation of the 2017-2022 strategy for reform of the judicial sector

  •  05 November 2020
  •  Aleksandar Nikolov, Iva Conevska
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

This Report is based on the plan for monitoring the implementation and assessment of the results of the 2017-2022 Strategy for Reform of the Judicial Sector, using citizen-oriented indicators, i.e. indicators facilitating the assessment of the interaction of citizens with the justice system institutions, as well as the degree of attainment of strategic goals, guidelines, measures and activities envisaged under the Strategy.

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 Special report on the situation with human rights during Covid-19

  •  13 October 2020
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

The COVID-19 virus pandemic has caused global effects on a scale incomparable to any other event in human history. The fast-growing health crisis, which hit almost every country in the world, is causing unforeseeable economic and social consequences, from which humanity is yet to recover. Given the seriousness and uncertainty of the events, many governments, including ours, considered it necessary to declare a state of emergency in order to properly address the dangers and harms of the new coronavirus. And since in times of а state emergency the Government can take action beyond what would normally be allowed, it also meant an alarm for the vigilance of human rights defenders.

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 Shadow Report on Chapter 23 for the period between April 2019 and March 2020

  •  26 May 2020
  •  Iva Conevska, Ismail Kamberi
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

This Shadow Report streamlines in a coherent unity all findings, conclusions and recommendations deriving from monitoring the areas covered by Chapter 23 -Judiciary and Fundamental Rights. This is the fifth Shadow Report published by the European Policy Institute-Skopje (EPI) while taking into consideration the comments and opinions of the 23 Network members. The previous four Shadow Reports cover the period from October 2014 to July 2015, then the period from July 2015 to April 2016, the period from May 2016 to January 2018 and the period from June 2018 to March 2019.

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 Public Policy Brief "Implementation of the Strategy for the Reform of the Justice Sector 2017-2022"

  •  19 December 2019
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Policy document

This public policy brief builds on the views expressed in the Public Policy Dialogue held on December 11, 2019 at Hotel Arka in Skopje as part of the "Partnership Justitia" project: Restoring Citizens’ Confidence '', implemented by the European Policy Institute and the ZENIT Association, funded by the European Union through the Sector for Central Financing and Contracting and co-financed by the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia. The project aims to contribute to restoring citizens' confidence in the Macedonian justice sector, by significantly involving civil society in essential reforms. The final beneficiaries of this project are the institutions in the field of judiciary. The dialogue consisted of two sessions attended by about 60 representatives from the Ministry of Justice, the Judicial Council, the Council of Public Prosecutors, judges, public prosecutors, experts in the field, civil society representatives and diplomatic missions in the Republic of North Macedonia.

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 Comparative overview of 2018 and 2019 EC assessments in Chapter 23

  •  15 July 2019
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Information

Infographic showing the EC assessments in the Chapter 23 for the Western Balkan’s countries.

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