Besa Arifi

Besa Arifi

Besa Arifi was born in Tetovo, Macedonia in 1981. She finished her BA, MA and PhD studies in the Faculty of Law "Iustinianus Primus" in Skopje. Since 2004 she works at the Faculty of Law, South East European University where she received the title Associated Professor in criminal law in June 2016. 

Presidential Pardon Debunks Fragility of Macedonian State Institutions

President Ivanov’s general abolition, granted on April 12 this year (to 56 persons), partially withdrawn on May 27 (only for 22 persons) and then completely withdrawn on June 6 (for the remaining 33 persons - one pardoned person, Kosta Krpac, who was actually a witness of the Special Public Prosecution, allegedly committed suicide) can be analyzed in two separate aspects: legally and socio-politically. In regard to the legal aspect, any well-informed lawyer with common legal sense can observe without doubt the continuous decadence of the entire legal reasoning behind the process that,...