SECOND INSTANCE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSIONS AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURTS EFFICIENCY IN THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA

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Iskra Akimovska Maletic
Dragan Gocevski

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The paper aims to evaluate the direct and indirect determinants of the system for administrative legal protection efficiency in the Republic of North Macedonia. For this purpose, the paper analyzes the legal and institutional framework of administrative authorities i.e. the second instance administrative commissions that act on the appeal against the decisions of the first instance administrative bodies, as well as the legal and institutional framework of the Administrative and Higher Administrative Court that provide administrative-judicial protection against administrative acts. The paper assesses internal efficiency determinants for three second instance state commissions that provide legal protection in administrative procedure in the country, independently, as well as the two administrative courts: staff (administrative staff, number of elected members of second instance commissions, number of judges), number of newly formed cases, number of resolved cases and number of unresolved cases at the end of a year.

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Akimovska Maletic, I. ., & Gocevski , D. . (2020). SECOND INSTANCE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSIONS AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURTS EFFICIENCY IN THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, 6(2), 10-31. https://doi.org/10.47305/JLIA2020010am
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Iskra Akimovska Maletic, Faculty of Security - Skopje, University “St. Kliment Ohridski” - Bitola, North Macedonia

Iskra Akimovska Maletic graduated from the Faculty of Law, Skopje, where she took her MA degree. She took her PhD in Public Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Nis, Serbia. Ms. Akimovska Maletic attended many conferences and seminars in London, Paris, Cardiff, Athens, Lemos (Greece), Bertinoro (Italy), Budapest, Vienna, etc. She is author of 4 books (University book “Administrative Law” (authors Akimovska Maletic Iskra, Dimitrijevic Predrag), Faculty of Security – Skopje, University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 2015, Book “Public Institutions”, Zaduzbina Andrejevic, Belgrade, 2009, University textbook “Introduction to Law”, Faculty of Security – Skopje, University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 2009, University monograph “Ombudsman of the Republic of Macedonia – protector of the citizen’s rights and freedoms”, Skopje 2010. Also, she is an author of over 65 articles in scientific and professional journals in Macedonia and abroad. She participated in university research projects, Tempus Project, projects of the European Union, the Council of Europe, World Bank, USAID, UNDP, (OECD) SIGMA. She is currently working as a Full professor of Administrative Law at the Faculty of Security in Skopje, University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Bitola.  She is a member of the Ethics Subcommittee of medicine, pharmacy, veterinary, and dentistry at the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MANU) and a member of the Interuniversity conference of the Republic of Macedonia.

Dragan Gocevski , Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus”, University “Ss Cyril and Methodius” - Skopje, North Macedonia

Associate Professorat the Faculty of Law in Skopje, teaching at the department of administrative law and public administration for 15 years. He has participated in 22 national and international projects dealing with the public sector, of which more significant toward public sector reform, governance and institutional design include:“Institutional Capacity Building For The Ministry Of Justice of the Republic of Macedonia”, USAID Skopje (2006); “Good Governance capacity of the judicial system in the Republic of Macedonia, regarding contemporary reforms”, Foundation Open Society Institute Macedonia, Skopje (January 2007 – April 2008), “Monitoring Administrative Justice” (2016-2018), Center for Change Management Skopje, Supporting Optimization of the Decision-Making Process of the Government of North Macedonia (2018-2019), International Republic Institute Skopjeand “Bringing Change – Good governance and effectiveness in public administration” (2019) Center for Change ManagementFinanced by Government of UK-British Embassy Skopje. He has so far published over 40 scientific articles and monographs on public sector performance, institutional design, civil service and public administration reform. He actively speaks the languages of south Slavic group, and the English language. Also, he possesses extensive knowledge and skills in information technologies.

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