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Goran Ilik
Angelo Viglianisi Ferraro


Modern societies are associated with the constant flow and acceptance of information and communication technologies at home, in the workplace, in the process of education, even in recreational activities. The development of new technologies has not only challenged human rights, but also politics and society in general. Even more importantly, this new technological level has also empowered transnational corporations operating in the digital environment as hosting providers to perform quasi-public functions in the transnational context. New technologies have the potential to make significant positive contributions to the prevention, promotion, and protection of human rights and democratization, decentralization, and digitalization of politics and the advancement of society as a whole.


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Ilik, G., & Viglianisi Ferraro, A. . (2021). NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND THE DISCOURSES OF HUMAN RIGHTS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, 7, 18-20.
Author Biographies

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

Dr. Goran Ilik is a full professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in Bitola (North Macedonia). The publication list contains papers, chapters, and monographs emphasizing the role of the European Union in international relations and its foreign policy, EU constitutional law, and digital constitutionalism. He is the author of the books: “Europe at the crossroads: The Treaty of Lisbon as a basis of European Union international identity”, “EUtopia: the international political power of the EU in the process of ideeologization of the post-American world”, and “International relations and the European Union: Values before Power”. Dr. Goran Ilik is a lecturer/trainer at the State Academy of Judges and Public Prosecutors “Pavel Shatev” – Skopje (North Macedonia). Also, Dr. Goran Ilik is co-founder of the Institute for Research and European Studies – Bitola and Editor-in-Chief of the international academic journal “Journal of Liberty and International Affairs”. Since October 2019, Dr. Goran Ilik has been engaged as an 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). He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at “Mediterranea” International Centre for Human Rights Research in Italy (2020-2021). In August 2021, Dr. Ilik became a coordinator of the sub-thematic area International Public Law at the post-doctoral program in “New Technologies and Law”, promoted by the “Mediterranea” International Centre for Human Rights Research at the University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria (Italy). Also, Dr. Goran Ilik has been engaged as an expert by the Institute for Global Analytics (, which is an independent and nonpartisan nonprofit organization, aspiring to harness social scientific research in the name of delivering pioneering analyses and solutions to pressing international political, social and economic problems.

Angelo Viglianisi Ferraro, University “Meditarranea” of Reggio Calabria, Italy

Angelo Viglianisi Ferraro is an Aggregate Professor of Private Law and the Erasmus Coordinator at the Department of Law, Economics and Humanities of the "Mediterranea" University of Reggio Calabria, where he also acts as the Head of the "Mediterranea” International Centre for Human Rights Research (MICHR) ( and the Director of an International LLM in "European Private Law" and a Post-Doc Programme in "New Technologies and Law". He has been a speaker at conferences, seminars, or round tables, in Italy and abroad. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles on civil liability, consumer law, antitrust law, family law, and fundamental rights.