The working group for drafting the Judicial Reform Strategy
for the justice sector within the Ministry of Justice held a working meeting in
Ohrid, where the Draft Strategy for reform of the judicial sector with the
Action Plan was presented.
"The government has a firm decision and a political
consensus for decisive reforms in the judiciary in order to restore citizens' trust in the
justice system, to improve access to justice for all citizens, complete rule of
law and install the meritocracy in this sector," emphasized Minister of Justice Bilen Saljii during his address to
For that purpose, he sent an invitation to the parties,
especially to those from the opposition, to provide support in the process
of preparation and adoption of all future
legal projects arising from this draft Strategy, which are exclusively in the
interest of the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia.
Deputy Minister of Justice, Oliver Ristovski addressed the
meeting, and he particularly addressed the way in which the process of drafting of this Draft Strategy took place.
He emphasized the importance of the inclusiveness of the expert team and the
general public in the process of creating the Draft Strategy and pointed out
the commitment for full transparency towards the public in the following
"So far, this is still a draft, we will continue to
respect our commitment for full openness towards the public in the forthcoming
period. Firstly, this Strategy together with the Action Plan will be published
fully on the Ministry's website as well as on the Unique National Electronic Register (ENER),
which has not been a practice so far. Over the next twenty days, the whole
public will be able to read, analyze and make their own suggestions on this
important document. Once we have processed these suggestions, it will enter a
government procedure, but the principle of inclusiveness does not end here.
From this Strategy, many legal solutions will arise, the most important of
which are key systemic laws such as: Law on Courts, Law on Public Prosecution
Office, Law on Judicial Council, Law on
Council of Public Prosecutors ", said Deputy Minister of Justice, Oliver
At the meeting, the President of the Working Group,
Prof. PhD. Ana Pavlovska-Daneva
presented the essence of the Draft Strategy, highlighting the key and concrete
guidelines for reforming the justice sector. Independence and impartiality,
improvement of the quality of the institutions that make up the justice sector,
accountability, efficiency and transparency were listed as guiding principles
in the creation of this strategic document.
"At the end, I emphasize that it is impossible to
briefly explain all the measures provided for in this document, therefore I
urge you to review it, read it and analyze it, and in the forthcoming period,
the Working Group will be available to hear it, and where appropriate, to implement the possible suggestions of the
general public "- said Prof. PhD. Ana Pavlovska - Daneva.