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

 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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  •  14 May 2019
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

 Summaries of Policy Studies by grantees of Network 23+

  •  29 June 2018
  •  Network 23
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

• Towards the Civic Panopticon: Achieving Better Balance between Privacy Safeguarding and the Communication Monitoring Need • Who is the Employer: the Municipality or the Political Party? • Funding Sources, Obtained Funding Levels, and Impact Thereof upon the Judiciary • Will There Be “Whistleblowers” at Universities? Implications of the Law on Whistleblower Protection and Corruption Prevention in the Republic of Macedonia’s Higher Education System • Monitoring the Implementation of International Standards for Fair Trial at the Skopje I and Skopje II Primary Courts • Free Legal Aid – Challenges and Solutions • Accessibility and Inclusiveness of Courts in Macedonia • Analysis of the Law on Deciding and Determining the Amount of the Penalty • Analysis of the enactment of the Law on Deciding and Determining the Amount of the Penalty

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 Between action and inaction – reforms in chapter 23

  •  16 April 2018
  •  European Policy Institute-Skopje and Helsinki Committee for the Human Rights
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

This policy brief summarises the main findings and recommendations from the Shadow Report on Chapter 23 for the period from May 2016 to January 2018 prepared by the European Policy Institute-Skopje and the Helsinki Committee for the Human Rights. The reporting includes three distinct periods: - period prior to the early parliamentary elections on 11 December 2016, - transition period after the elections and before the formation of the new Government on 31 May 2017 and - period from the election of the new Government by the end of January 2018. The report presents the key developments in the analysed period and provides policy recommendations in each of the areas of Chapter 23. For a detailed analysis of all areas please see the Shadow Report.

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 Shadow Report on Chapter 23: May 2016 - January 2018

  •  30 March 2018
  •  Network 23
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

Project “Network 23+” implemented by the European Policy Institute-Skopje and the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights aims at providing structured contribution of the civil society in monitoring and assessing the policies included in Chapter 23 of the EU Acquis – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights. This report unifies all the findings, conclusions and recommendations that resulted from the monitoring of the areas structured in Chapter 23 – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights into a single coherent entirety. In fact, this is the third Shadow Report published by “Network 23”. The previous two cover the periods of October 2014-July 2015 and July 2015-April 2016. This report encompasses the period between the beginning of May 2016 and the end of January 2018. The report’s period has been extended in order to correspond to the new cycle of European Commission reports, which are to be released in April.

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 Monitoring brief on Chapter 23 - Judiciary and Fundamental rights for December 2017

  •  26 January 2018
  •  Network 23
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

 Monitoring brief on Chapter 23 - Judiciary and Fundamental rights for September 2017

  •  12 October 2017
  •  Network 23
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

 Monitoring brief on Chapter 23 - Judiciary and Fundamental rights for August 2017

  •  15 September 2017
  •  Network 23
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report