DIVERGENCES FROM THE SEPARATION OF POWERS IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS TO THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA

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Vesna Stefanovska

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The worldwide pandemic caused by the coronavirus has disturbed the pure conception of the separation of powers. States forced by the newly established situation, declared a state of emergency, thus the Republic of North Macedonia was not an exception. This paper will focus on the divergences from the separation of powers in the countries from the Western Balkans and across Europe whose departure in the well-established system of checks and balances intrigued the media. The case of North Macedonia was maybe the most interesting because in time of declaring the state of emergency by the President of the Republic, the legislative branch of power – the Assembly was dissolute which meant that the already difficult situation became more complicated to establish a balance between the branches of power to function in protecting the general health of the citizens and the fundamental human rights and freedoms.

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Stefanovska, V. (2021). DIVERGENCES FROM THE SEPARATION OF POWERS IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS TO THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, 6(3), 52-61. https://doi.org/10.47305/JLIA2163052s
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Vesna Stefanovska, Institute for Human Rights – Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Vesna Stefanovska graduated from the Faculty of Law at SEE University. She holds two master degrees: LL.M in Civil law from the Law Faculty - Iustinianus Primus Skopje and LL.M in International law from SEE University. In 2016 she defended her doctoral thesis entitled as "Violation of human rights in the process of extradition: A legal perspective" under mentorship of Prof. Dr. Dennis Farrington and became the first Doctor of Juridical Sciences at SEE University according to the new programme of PhD studies. She conducted a research visit to the European Court of Human Rights and participated in many scientific conferences and trainings. Till now she has published more than 20 research and review articles mostly in international journals. Her focus of research are human rights violations from ECHR and the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. She works as Program Coordinator for the judiciary and Legal researcher in the Institute of Human Rights and she is also Associate editor of the professional law journal "Legal Dialogue" published by the Institute for Human Rights.

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