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Access to Justice in Macedonia and Some International Experiences

Abstract: The Republic of Macedonia is facing numerous, heavy problems in the judiciary. The researches of the public opinion show a very low rating of the judicial sector. In May 2018, the Government adopted Conclusions and established intergovernmental working group in order to provide access to justice for the concerned persons of political motivate court cases, through the ministries and the other state organs, in accordance with the positive regulation. Indicators of old and unresolved cases, as well as respecting the trial within a reasonable time, then the efficiency of free legal aid, as well as the high costs of initiating litigation show that the situation in the Republic of Macedonia disputes the right to an effective access to justice. A reasonable length of trials is an important characteristic of good judicial performance, together with independence and fairness of adjudication, predictability of court decisions, and accessibility to the system. Good quality regulation, timely and effective implementation of policies, integrity of the public sector and free negotiation of lawyers' fees could all be important instruments for reducing litigation. Concerned citizens Republic of Macedonia are still waiting for implementation of the government conclusions.

Key words: Justice, political mototivated cases, accessibility, judical perfomance, regulation.

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Access to Justice in Macedonia and Some International Experiences

Abstract: The Republic of Macedonia is facing numerous, heavy problems in the judiciary. The researches of the public opinion show a very low rating of the judicial sector. In May 2018, the Government adopted Conclusions and established intergovernmental working group in order to provide access to justice for the concerned persons of political motivate court cases, through the ministries and the other state organs, in accordance with the positive regulation. Indicators of old and unresolved cases, as well as respecting the trial within a reasonable time, then the efficiency of free legal aid, as well as the high costs of initiating litigation show that the situation in the Republic of Macedonia disputes the right to an effective access to justice. A reasonable length of trials is an important characteristic of good judicial performance, together with independence and fairness of adjudication, predictability of court decisions, and accessibility to the system. Good quality regulation, timely and effective implementation of policies, integrity of the public sector and free negotiation of lawyers' fees could all be important instruments for reducing litigation. Concerned citizens Republic of Macedonia are still waiting for implementation of the government conclusions.

Key words: Justice, political mototivated cases, accessibility, judical perfomance, regulation.

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