1st International Scientific Conference on Law and Social Sciences 2017 (ISCLSS’17) in Macedonia


Faculty of Law and the Max van der Stoel Institute of the Southeast European University (SEEU) organize the 1st International Scientific Conference on Law and Social Sciences 2017 (ISCLSS’17) titled “Judicial Reforms and Anti-Corruption Practices: Challenges, Prospects and Transfer of Experiences” which will be held on 30 June 2017 in SEEU Campus in Tetovo, Macedonia.

 

Conference Aims and Objectives

The 1st International Scientific Conference on Law and Social Sciences (ICLSS’17): Judicial Reforms and Anti-Corruption Practices: Challenges, Prospects and Transfer of Experiences, aims to bring together  leading academic scientists, researchers and graduate students to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Judicial Reforms, Anti-corruption practices and measures, Comparative approaches on legal reforms, Effects of corruption on public institutions, and related topics. It aims to provide interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present, discuss and examine the state of international and domestic efforts to reduce corruption, with a focus on practical applications and emerging best practices as well as the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Judicial Reforms and Anti-corruption.

 

Call for Contributions

Authors with high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of constructive, empirical, experimental, practical or theoretical work in all areas of Judicial Reform and Anti-Corruption are warmly invited to submit their abstracts.  Innovative topics, methodologies and insights are especially encouraged. Abstracts from individuals at all stages of their careers are welcome, including graduate students. An abstract can be submitted either by a single author or a group of authors (maximum 3).

The conference language is English.

 

Possible thematic areas for papers

  • Judicial Reforms, Democratic Institutions and Civil Society
  • Accountability and functioning of judicial mechanisms
  • Judicial independence and the Rule of Law
  • The state of the judiciary in the transition countries
  • Judicial reforms: Comparative Approaches 
  • Political interference on judiciary and prosecution
  • The dismantling of the culture of impunity
  • Captured Political Systems
  • Oversight of political party activities and finances
  • Innovations and Reforms in Court Procedures and Processes
  • Governance and Corruption within Democracies in Transition
  • Whistle Blowing Corruption in the Public Sector
  • Corruption within the Higher Education sector
  • The Effects of Corruption on the Work of Institutions
  • Anti-corruption, Economics and Reform 
  • Incentives in Fighting Corruption
  • Innovative and Comparative Approaches to Anti-corruption
  • Awareness-raising and public outreach activities to curb corruption
  • Selective justice in corruption-related cases
  • The capacity of prosecutors to handle complex corruption cases
  • The vetting procedure and the elimination of corruption of judges and prosecutors 
  • Good practices of institutional approaches for fighting corruption
  • Non-state actors and their role in fighting corruption

 

Scientific Committee

  • Dennis Farrington, Southeast European University, Macedonia
  • Veton Latifi, Southeast European University, Macedonia
  • Jan De Groof, College of Europe/University of Tilburg, Belgium/Netherlands
  • Emine Zendeli, Southeast European University, Macedonia 
  • Abdullah Islamoglu, Istanbul University, Turkey
  • Andrew Sanders, University of Sussex, UK
  • Besa Arifi, Southeast European University, Macedonia 
  • JudithAnne McLauchlan, University of South Florida, USA
  • Gordana Bozarovska, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje, Macedonia
  • Suncana Roksandic Vidlicka, University of Zagreb, Croatia 
  • Edward Queen, Emory University, USA
  • Rezi Konomi, Universiteti Luarasi, Albania 

Organizing Committee

  • Blerton Sinani
  • Besa Arifi
  • Orhan Ceka
  • Valbona Bejta
  • Sami Memeti
  • Vedije Ratkoceri
  • Bistra Netkova
  • Blerta Arifi

 

Deadlines

Application with abstract submission – 10 May, 2017

Applicants are notified on the status of their application – 25 May, 2017

Conference date – 30 June, 2017

 

Guidelines for submissions

Email your abstract of maximum 300 words by 10 May 2017 including your complete contact information (institutional affiliation) to: facultyoflaw@seeu.edu.mk.

The organizers will acknowledge receipt and notify the submitters of abstracts of the decision by 25 May 2017 January 2017. Final papers will be required to be delivered after the conference, as they will be published in conference proceedings.  

 

Fees

40 Euros for PhD students

60 Euros for scholars and academics

The conference fee covers the conference package, coffee breaks, lunches, and the conference reception.

 

Contact information

Web: http://isclss.seeu.edu.mk/

E-mail: facultyoflaw@seeu.edu.mk