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Goran Ilik
Angelina Stanojoska


We’ve seen that living in a pandemic time is not easy at all. We had to stop our everyday lives, change the way we worked before, stay physically, but not socially distant to others, to postpone traveling for better times. Also, measures taken by states around the world, to slow the spread of the coronavirus, have shown that guaranteeing human rights and civil liberties during these times are and will be a challenge. The ongoing health crisis asked for extensive lockdowns, becoming also an economic and social crisis. It opened even deeper economic and social differences, affecting vulnerable social groups differently. States should use maximum action to save lives and slow the spread of the coronavirus, but should also minimize the negative consequences.


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Ilik, Goran, and Angelina Stanojoska. 2020. “HUMAN RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES IN THE TIME OF COVID-19”. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs 6 (November):10-13.
Author Biographies

Goran Ilik, Faculty of Law, University “St. Kliment Ohridski” - Bitola, North Macedonia

Dr. Goran Ilik is an associate professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in Bitola (North Macedonia). The academic background includes BA in Law (International Law and International Relations), MA in Political Science (European Union Studies) and PhD in Political Science with the specific interest in the European Union foreign, security and defense policy. The publication list contains papers, chapters and monographs emphasizing the role of the European Union in the international relations, the institutional architecture of its foreign policy, the EU axiological performances and its international political power. Also, many papers treat the EU role in the new international context in relation to the contemporary challenges of the liberal world order and the EU’s role and place in it. He is author of the books: “Europe at the crossroads: The Treaty of Lisbon as a basis of European Union international identity” and “EUtopia: the international political power of the EU in the process of ideeologization of the post-American world”. Also, since October 2019 he has been engaged as expert in the project ANETREC which is focused on academic cooperation and post-conflict reconciliation in the region (6 academic partners from different WB countries).


Angelina Stanojoska, Faculty of Law, University “St. Kliment Ohridski” - Bitola, North Macedonia

Angelina Stanojoska, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, “St. KlimentOhridski” University – Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia. She graduated at the Police Academy - Skopje (2008), obtained her MSc in Criminology and Criminalistics at the Faculty of Security - Skopje (2011) and her PhD in Security Sciences also at the Faculty of Security - Skopje (2014). During 2016 she received staff mobility grant from the Erasmus Mundus Basileus V Program and used her mobility at the Faculty of Law, Lund University. From May 2018 she continued her postdoctoral research in the area of female criminality at the Max Planck Institute for Crime, Security and Law, Department of Criminology. Her expertise is in the area of criminology, especially female criminality, violent crimes and human trafficking. The latest researches she has conducted are directed towards the analysis of the Agnew’s General Strain Theory and female criminals and inmates which has won the Young Criminologists Award from UNODC and ISC in 2019; and strain and negative emotions in connection to murders committed by women.