Rule of Law, Governance and Society in the Time of Pandemic

The Second Online International Scientific Conference on Social and Legal Sciences (OISCSLS ’20)

27 February, 2021, Skopje/Tetovo, North Macedonia

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The Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Contemporary Social Sciences are announcing a Call for Papers for the Second Online International Scientific Conference on Social and Legal Sciences. The 2020 Conference topic is: “Rule of Law, Governance and Society in the time of Pandemic”.
With recent government restrictions set to curb the impact of Covid-19 on public health, there have also been impacts on justice systems around the world. Citizens face increased oversight. All over the world, the fear of democratic values is growing. What is the impact of pandemics on the Rule of Law and Society? Are governments finding the right balance between public health and the Rule of Law, or are they going too far? Are Rule of Law and democratic values at stake? What are the best practices of good governance and leadership during and after Covid-19? This conference will examine the various legal and political aspects of the concerns raised.
Our Conference seeks to facilitate a multi-disciplinary debate and platform between scholars from legal and social sciences that examines recent developments and prospects in National, European and International level; We encourage papers that also concentrate on best practices and lessons learned during and after Covid-19.
Authors are invited to submit papers on any subject related to and within the scope of the Conference topic. Submissions from academics, researchers and practitioners at any stage of their career, including PhD and MA students, will be accepted.
Topics to be covered include, amongst others:
  • Rule of Law and Human Rights in the time of Pandemic
  • New Social Normality
  • Administration of Justice in the time of Pandemic
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Governance in Pandemic Era
  • Influence of Pandemic on the Discharge of the Legal Obligations
Prof. Rudina Jasini-Law Faculty-University of Oxford-United Kingdom

Rudina Jasini is an attorney and researcher specialising in international criminal law and human rights law. As an Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) researcher at the Faculty of Law, she is currently leading with Prof Carolyn Hoyle the ESRC Impact Acceleration Award (IAA) project "Advancing the Impact of Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court: Developing Avenues for Collaboration" in cooperation with the International Criminal Court Bar Association. This project builds upon her research at the University of Oxford. It focuses on co-designing resources for the education and training of legal representatives for victims at the ICC. Previously, Rudina was appointed as an ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oxford and a Postdoctoral Global Fellow at New York University Law School Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. Rudina has also held appointments as a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. In addition, Rudina has taught tutorials in public international law at Oxford. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards and has presented her work at various conferences and symposia. Whilst her research has been primarily an intellectual endeavour, it has also been strongly influenced by her professional background as a practitioner. Prior to her time at Oxford, Rudina worked as an attorney for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. She has also worked with the legal team providing representation and assistance to victims of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.

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Prof. Anamarija Musa-Law Faculty-University of Zagreb-Croatia


Dr Anamarija Musa is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She is a lawyer and holds a PhD Administrative Law and Public Administration, from the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, where she obtained both degrees in 1999 and 2009 respectively. She also completed the Master of Science European Politics and Governance, at the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, in 2004. From X/2013 to X/2018, she was the Information Commissioner of the Republic of Croatia, performing a position of an appeal body for the access to information and the reuse of public sector information.

She has published over fifty scientific and professional papers, and presented on topics such as access to information, open data and e-government; agencies, independent authorities and regulation; anti-corruption and integrity; Europeanisation and reform of public administration, local government organisation and standards, and others.  Among other publications, she published the book ‘Agency Model of Public Administration’ and co-authored a textbook ‘Administrative Science. Public Administration in the European Context’ (both in Croatian, published in 2014 by her home university). She co-edited the book ‘Good Local Governance: Application of European Standards for Local Public Services in France and Croatia’ (Larcier. 2016).

Her dissemination effort includes presentations at over 80 scientific and professional conferences, including annual conferences of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA), International Political Science Association (IPSA), Observatory of Local Autonomy, etc. She is a co-chair (with professor Polonca Kovač, Slovenia) of the standing Working group IX: The Rule of Law and Public Administration of the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in the CEE (NISPAcee).  She is an active member of the Institute of Public Administration, Croatia and a former editor of the periodical Public Administration Forum (2012-2019, Institute of Public Administration and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung).

She participated in numerous research projects in Croatia and the EU, including EU COST Action Public Sector Organisations 2008-2011 and EU COST Action 2013-2017 Local public services. Currently she is involved as a team leader and work package leader in the Horizon 2020 project Twinning Open Data Operational (2019-2022).

Her active involvement in the PAR process in Croatia included an active membership in the legislation drafting groups and project consultancy. She has provided expertise on PAR, anti-corruption and transparency in the region (Montenegro, Serbia, North Macedonia, etc.) and beyond (Tunisia), as a consultant of the OECD Sigma, UNDP, UNODOC, USAID, as well as an expert in the projects funded by the EU. She is a member of editorial board of the Central and European Public Administration Review (Faculty of Administration, Ljubljana, Slovenia). Formerly she was a member of the Open Government Partnership Council of Croatia, Anti-Corruption Council of the Government of Croatia, and of the Public Sector Information Working Group of the European Commission.

Faculty of Contemporary Social Sciences
Organizing Committee
  • Prof. Agron Rustemi
  • Prof. Merita Zylfiu
  • MA Besa Kadriu, PhD Candidate
  • MA Pajtim Thaci, PhD candidate
  • MA Fatime Hasani
Scientific Committee
  • Prof. Memet Memeti, SEE University
  • Prof. Jonuz Abdullai, SEE University
  • Prof. Veli Kreci, SEE University
  • Prof. Ali Pajaziti, SEE University
  • Prof. Abdulla Azizi SEE University
  • Prof. Zemri Elezi SEEU University
  • Prof. Etem Aziri SEEU University
  • Prof. Pawel Swianiewicz, University of Warsaw
  • Prof. Irena Baclija, University of Ljubljana
  • Prof. Ana Fenko Bojinovic, University of Ljubljana
  • Prof. Katarina Staranova, Comenius University
  • Prof. Hasan Jashari, SEE University
  • Prof. Huseyin Gul, Suleyman Demirel University
  • Prof. Philip Murphy, Middlebury Institute of International Studies of Monterey
  • Prof. Milan Jazbec, University of Ljubljana
  • Prof. Gordana Djurovic, University of Montenegro
  • Prof. Sonja Cindori, University of Zagreb
  • Prof. Afrim Hoti, University of Prishtina
  • Prof. Aleksandar Stojkov, University of Cyril and Methodius Skopje
  • Prof. Merita Xhumari, University of Tirana
  • Prof. Ylber Sela, Tetovo University
  • Prof. Jan Mus, Vistula University
Faculty of Law
Organizing Committee
  • Doc. Dr. Arta Selmani
  • Doc. Dr. Sami Mehmeti
  • Doc. Dr. Blerta Arifi
  • MA Vullnet Besimi,PhD candidate
Scientific Committee
  • Prof. Adnan Jashari, SEE University
  • Prof. Jeton Shasivari, SEE University
  • Prof. Bekim Nuhija, SEE University
  • Prof. Besa Arifi, SEE University
  • Prof. Emine Zendeli, SEE University
  • Prof. Ismail Zejneli, SEE University
  • Prof. Reinhard Marcus Priebe
  • Prof. Jan De Groof,
  • Prof. Ioannis Armakolas
  • Prof. Florian Bieber
  • Prof. Jan M. Smits
  • Prof. Andrew Sanders
  • Prof. Abdullah Islamoglu
  • Prof. JudithAnne McLauchlan
  • Prof. Vlado Kambovski, MANU
  • Prof. Gentian Zyberi
  • Prof. Edward Queen
  • Prof. Vigjilenca Abazi
  • Prof. Goran Koevski, Law Faculty Skopje
  • Prof. Hajredin Kuçi, Law Faculty Prishtina
  • Prof. Visar Morina, Law Faculty Prishtina
Practitioner and academic staff: 30 euro
PhD Candidates: 15 euro
Late registration: 50 euro
Bank Account Information for Conference fee:
Payment details in Denar: Bank account details for the transfer-MKD:
Name of the Partner Institution South East European University – Tetovo
Address of the Partner Institution Str. Ilindenska no.335, 1200 Tetovo Macedonia
Name of the Bank STOPANSKA BANKA
Address of the bank Bul. M. Tito bb Tetovo Macedonia
Tax ID Number 4028003134292
Account Number 200-001161622619

Payment details in Euro:
SEEU Bank account details for transfers in EURO
Name of Institution South East European University – Tetovo
Address “Ilindenska” nn, SEEU Campus 1200 Tetovo, Macedonia
Name of the Bank STOPANSKA BANKA
Address of the bank Boulevard Marshal Tito nn, Tetovo, MACEDONIA
IBAN MK07200000900909026
Account Number 0009009090
Authors are invited to submit original papers that have neither been published nor under publication considerations elsewhere. Papers should be written in English using MS Word, and will be selected through a blind review process. Authors are solely responsible for language editing and ethics/legal issues for submitted works.
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Rule of Law, Governance and Society in the Time of Pandemic

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Conference Date: 27 February 2021
Abstract Submission: 25 October 2020
Information for accepted abstract: 29 October 2020
Registration and payment: 3 November 2020
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