Vesna Stefanovska
Vesna Stefanovska after graduation at the Law Faculty –SEE University in 2009 enrolls master studies at SEE University in the field of International Law. In the same time, in 2009 she enters into master studies at the Law Faculty “Justinijanus Primus” in the field of Civil Law. On 09.01.2012 at the Law Faculty: Justinijanus Primus” she defends her master thesis titled as: “Resolution of Civil Disputes through Mediation in the Practice of the Republic of Macedonia”. On 26.01.2012 she defends her second master thesis at SEE University titled as: “A Comparative study of extradition with special reference to extradition of citizens”. In 2013 she enrolls Doctoral studies at the SEE University and in April 2015 she visited the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg for research purposes. On 17 November 2016 she defended the doctoral dissertation titled as: “Violation of Human Rights in the Process of Extradition: A Legal Perspective”.
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Journal of Liberty and International Affairs | Vol. 2, No. 3 | January 2017
Vesna Stefanovska
The theories behind extradition, the rule of “prosecute or extradite” and the idea of using due diligence when prosecuting and punishing a criminal offender need to be explored in details, relying on both customary international law and treaty based law. Luring fugitives into international waters or cooperating with another state in the frames of the process of extradition are options which may help in bringing fugitives before justice. Republic of Macedonia among other states has recognized the need for cooperation in criminal matters through the use of extradition as one of the earliest forms of inter-state cooperation in any domain. This paper explains how extradition is governed in the internal legislation of the Republic of Macedonia and the necessary changes which have been made in order to increase the effectiveness of extradition and to preserve human rights from possible violations.
extradition; criminal offender; prosecution; extradition agreement; human rights

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