Legislation – Macedonia Anti Corruption Institutional Framework

Legal Framework

Constitution of the Republic of North Macedonia (EN)

Criminal Code (EN)

Criminal Procedure Code (EN)

Electoral Code (EN)

Electoral Code (MK)

Code of Ethics for Judges and Lay Judge (MK)

Law on Courts (EN)

Law on the Public Prosecutor`s Office (MK)

Law on the Judicial Council of the Republic of Macedonia (EN)

Law on the Council of Public Prosecutors (MK)

Law on Lobbying (MK)

Ombudsman Law (EN)

Decree of proclaiming the Ombudsman Law (EN)

Ombudsman Law (MK)

Law on Financing Political Parties (EN)

Law on Free Access to Public Information (MK)

State Audit Law (MK)

State Audit Law (EN)

Law on Public Procurement (EN)

Law on Public Procurement (MK)

Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EN)

Law on Prevention of Corruption and Conflict of Interest (MK)

Law on the Protection of Whistle-blowers (MK)

National strategy for preventing corruption and the conflict of interests (MK) prepared and adopted by the SCPC in December 2020, pending adoption by Parliament

Strategy on Judicial Reform 2017-2022 (MK)

Strategy on Judicial Reform 2017-2022 (EN)

Membership in the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO)

North Macedonia is a GRECO Member since 07.10.2000

https://www.coe.int/en/web/greco/evaluations/north-macedonia

First Round Evaluation, terminated:

https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=09000016806c98c5

Second Round Evaluation, terminated: 

https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=09000016806c9968

Third Round Evaluation, terminated:

Theme I: https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=09000016806c99ad

Theme II: https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=09000016806c99b0

Fourth Round Evaluation, ongoing:

https://rm.coe.int/fourth-evaluation-round-corruption-prevention-in-respect-of-members-of/16809fc80e

Fifth Round Evaluation, ongoing:

https://rm.coe.int/fifth-evaluation-round-preventing-corruption-and-promoting-integrity-i/168095378c

Current situation with the UNCAC Reviewing process

The Convention was signed on 18 August 2005 and ratified it on 13 April 2007 and entered into force domestically on 13 May 2007.

Country profile: https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/corruption/country-profile/countryprofile.html#?CountryProfileDetails=%2Funodc%2Fcorruption%2Fcountry-profile%2Fprofiles%2Fmkd.html

Information on completed reviews is also available at a dedicated page under the web-portal of the Ministry of Justice.

Cycle 1 (Chapter III and IV)

Executive summary:

https://www.unodc.org/documents/treaties/UNCAC/WorkingGroups/ImplementationReviewGroup/ExecutiveSummaries/V1502792e.pdf

Country Report:

https://www.unodc.org/documents/treaties/UNCAC/CountryVisitFinalReports/2015_07_27_FYROM_Final_Country_Report.pdf

Cycle 2 (Chapter II and V)

Executive summary:

https://www.unodc.org/documents/treaties/UNCAC/WorkingGroups/ImplementationReviewGroup/ExecutiveSummaries2/V2000124e.pdf

Country Report

Complete country report from the second review cycle of the implementation of the UNCAC available here