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Besa Arifi

Faculty : Law
Position : Full Professor
Engagement type : Full time
Personal data
E-mail : b.arifi@seeu.edu.mk
Address : Rr. e Ilindenit, 335, 1200, Tetovë
Telephone : +389 44 356 127
Languages ( Self-evaluated )
Albanian
Native
Macedonian
C2 - Proficient
English
C2 - Proficient
Serbian
B2 - Upper Intermediate
French
B1 - Intermediate
Turkish
B1 - Intermediate

Education

  • Sep 2007 - Oct 2010: PhD in Legal Sciences
    Faculty: Law Faculty "Iustinianus Primus"
    University "St. Cyril and Methodius", Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
    Specialty: Criminal Law Sciences
    Thesis: "Victim's position in criminal law"

  • Oct 2003 - Jul 2006: Master of Arts in Legal Sciences
    Faculty: Law Faculty "Iustinianus Primus"
    University "St. Cyril and Methodius", Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
    Specialty: Criminal Law and Criminology
    Thesis: "Mutual legal assistance in criminal matters"

  • Sep 2000 - Oct 2003: Baschelor of Arts in Law
    Faculty: Law Faculty "Iustinianus Primus"
    University "St. Cyril and Methodius", Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
    Specialty: Criminal law

Publications

  • Arifi, Besa; Kapitulli III: Mbrojtja e të drejtave të fëmijëve viktima të veprave penale dhe fëmijëve dëshmitarë në procedurën penale. In "Të drejtat e fëmijëve - Sfidat dhe perspektivat e reja". Autorë: Arifi, B.; Ratkoceri, V.; Selmani-Bakiu, A.; Metaj-Stojanova, A.; Ibish, E. Recenzues: Jashari, A.; Zejneli, I. ISBN 978-608-248-049-7, COBISS.MK-ID 57340933, pp. 107-152. Universiteti i Evropës Juglindore – Tetovë, Tetovë, 2022.

  • Arifi, Besa; "The relation between hate speech, hate crimes and drivers to violent extremism" In: Rule of Law, Governance and Society in the Western Balkans Contributions to the Future of Europe, Book of Proceedings of the Third International Scientific Conference on Social and Legal Sciences (ISCSLS ’22), Jeton Shasivari, Ali Pajaziti, Adnan Jashari, Abdula Azizi (Eds.). SEEU, Tetovë, 2022. (Link)

  • Arifi, Dora; Arifi, Besa; Cybercrime: A Challenge to Law Enforcement. In SEEU Review, Volume 15 (2020): Issue 2 (December 2020), DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/seeur-2020-0016, pp. 42-55. 2021. (Link)

  • Aliu, Albana; Arifi, Besa; Reconciliation Between the Victim and the Perpetrator-Restorative Justice. In SEEU Review, Volume 16 (2021): Issue 2 (December 2021). DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/seeur-2021-0017, pp. 28-47. 2021. (Link)

  • Арифи, Беса; Кривична одговорност за висока (политичка) корупција во Република Северна Македонија. In Предизвици - Списание за општествени прашања бр.9-03/2021 „Борба против криминалот и корупцијата“, Фридрих Еберт Фондација - Скопје, pp. 32-46. 2021. (Link)

  • Ibrahimi, Adrianit; Arifi, Besa; “Brain Drain” Migration as a Consequence of Corruption in the Republic of Kosovo. The Migration Conference 2021, Selected Papers, Compiled by Ibrahim Sirkeci, pp. 115-121. Transnational Press, London, 2021. (Link)

  • Ibrahimi, Adrianit; Arifi, Besa; Defending the Rights of the Victims of Corruption in the Republic of Kosovo: With a Special Focus to the Pandemic Covid-19, RULE OF LAW, GOVERNANCE AND SOCIETY IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC Book of Proceedings of 2nd Online International Scientific Conference on Social and Legal Sciences (OISCSLS ’20), Faculty of Law, SEEU. SEEU, Tetovo, 2021. (Link)

  • Ibrahimi, Adrianit; Arifi, Besa; Defending the Rights of the Victims of Corruption in the Republic of Kosovo: With a Special Focus to the Pandemic Covid-19. In SEEU Review, Volume 15 (2020): Issue 1 (July 2020), DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/seeur-2020-0001, pp. 3-23. 2020. (Link)

  • Arifi, Besa; "New Developments Regarding the Incrimination of Hate Crimes in Republic of North Macedonia" in the Book of Proceedings: Good Governance and the Rule of Law in the Perspective of EU Integration. pp 43-54. SEEU, Tetovo, 2020. (Link)

  • Камбовски, Владо; Лажетиќ, Гордана; Нанев, Лазар; Арифи, Беса; Кошевалиска, Олга; Саити, Џемали; Коментар на законот за правда за децата со практикум. Совет за превентива против малолетничка деликвенција, Скопје, 2019.

  • Арифи, Беса; Помилувањето според теоријата и праксата - предизвици и перспективи. In Книга на пријатели - Студија во чест на седумдесет години од животот на Академик Владо Камбовски, pp. 607-626. Македонска академија на науките и уметностите, Скопје, 2019.

  • Arifi, Besa; Drivers to Violent Extremism in South Eastern Europe – the North Macedonian Context. In Journal of Penal Law and Criminology; 7(1):-14 ISSN: 2148-6646 / E-ISSN: 2602-3911, DOI: 10.26650//JPLC2019-0011, pp. 27-51. 2019. (Link)

  • Арифи, Беса; Владеење на правото наспроти владеење над правото. In Предизвици - Списание за општествени прашања, бр. 1/2019, „Пост-преспанска Северна Македонија и предизборна Европа“, Фридрих Еберт Фондација - Скопје, pp. 45-58. 2019.

  • Kalajxhiev, Gordan; Arifi, Besa; Marshavelski, Aleksandar; Bozhinovski, Andrej; Illegal Evidence in Criminal Procedures. OSCE Mission to Skopje, Skopje, 2018.

  • Кенинг, Николина; Арифи, Беса; Османи-Балажи, Шерузе; Перцепции и искуства на раководители и службеници од државната админстрација за имплементација на Законот за употреба на јазиците од 2008 година во државните институции. ISBN 978-608-4561-16-4, COBISS.MK –ID 88226059. Здружение на граѓани за поддршка на меѓуетнички дијалог и развој на заедницата „Заеднички вредности“, Скопје, 2018. (Link)

  • Саити, Џемали; Арифи, Беса; Деваја, Шпенд; Божиновски, Андреј; ПРАВНА АНАЛИЗА. 1.Казнената политика на судовите во Република Македонија и практичната примена на Законот за одредување на видот и одмерување на висината на казната. 2. Примената на алтернативните мерки со акцент на пробацијата во Република Македонија. Research Project funded in part by the US Embassy Grant.. Здружение на судиите на Република Македонија, Скопје, 2018.

  • Арифи, Беса; Втора глава: Право на живот. In „Човекови права“. Рецензија: д-р Љубомир Данаилов Фрчкоски. Автори: Јован Ананиев, Беса Арифи, Наташа Габер-Дамјановска, Мирјана Лазарова-Трајковска, Жанета Попоска, Славица Чубриќ. ISBN 978-608-4788-31-7. COBISS.MK-ID 107418634, pp. 40-61. OSCE Mission to Skopje, Скопје, 2018. (Link)

  • Арифи, Беса; Трета глава: Забрана на мачење, нечовечно или понижувачко постапување или казнување. In „Човекови права“. Рецензија: д-р Љубомир Данаилов Фрчкоски. Автори: Јован Ананиев, Беса Арифи, Наташа Габер-Дамјановска, Мирјана Лазарова-Трајковска, Жанета Попоска, Славица Чубриќ. ISBN 978-608-4788-31-7. COBISS.MK-ID 107418634, pp. 62-87. OSCE Mission to SKopje, Скопје, 2018. (Link)

  • Arifi, Besa; Effective Prosecution of Hate Crimes as a Precondition for Their Prevention. In Journal of Penal Law and Criminology 2018; 6(1):1-14 ISSN: 2148-6646 / E-ISSN: 2602-3911, DOI: 10.26650/JPLC400906 , pp. 1-14. 2018. (Link)

  • Arifi, Besa; The Legal Reasoning of the President's Right to Issue Pardons. In SEEU Review, Volume 12, Issue 2, DOI: 10.1515/seeur-2017-0017, pp. 32-61. 2018. (Link)

  • Арифи, Беса; "Ефективно кривично гонење на криминалот од омраза како предуслов за неговото спречување." Меѓународна Конференција "Дијалогот меѓу цивилизациите и предизвиците на толеранцијата во дигиталната ера". Македонска Академија на Науките и Уметностите, 16 Ноември 2016 година. МАНУ, Скопје, 2018. (Link)

  • Arifi, Besa; Educating Students and University Staff on Whistleblowers' Protection as a Tool for Countering Corruption in Higher Education. In "Higher education, corruption and whistleblowers: Proceedings of the International Conference on Corruption in Higher Education held on September 11, 2018 at South East European University, Skopje, Macedonia ISBN 978-608-65157-4-4, COBISS.MK-ID 108488970, pp. 164-172. Institute for Strategic Research and Education, Skopje, 2018. (Link)

  • Arifi, Besa; Too Much Tolerance for Intolerance. Reflection on the meaning and the scope of the concept of tolerance. Cross-border Book Series “New Challenges to Security and Development of the Balkans” Vol. 5, CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION, SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES OF THE WIDER BLACK SEA REGION. ISSN 2335-0056, ISBN 978-619-205-080-1. In Cross-border Book Series “New Challenges to Security and Development of the Balkans” Vol. 5, CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION, SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES OF THE WIDER BLACK SEA REGION, pp. 19204. St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of VelikoTurnovo, Bulgaria, Veliko Turnovo, 2018.

  • Arifi, Besa; Употребата на незаконско создадените докази во кривичната постапка - Важноста на јавниот интерес како критериум за оценување на доказите (The Use of Illegally Created Evidence in Criminal Proceedings - The Importance of the General Interest as an Assessment Criteria for Evidence). In Македонска ревија за казнено право и криминологија (Macedonian Review of Criminal Law and Criminology) ISSN 1409-5327 год. 24, бр. 2, УДК 343.14:35.07 (497.7), pp. 61-80. 2017.

  • Arifi, Besa; Hate Crimes as a Driver to Violent Extremism - Are Victims of Hate Crimes at Risk of Becoming Involved in Violent Extremism. Faculty of Criminal Justice, Criminology and Security Studies, University of Sarajevo, ISBN 978-9958-613-97-5, p. 205-226, Sarajevo, 2017. (Link)

  • Arifi, Besa; The Rights of Victims of Crime – a Comparative Approach to the Legislation in USA and Macedonia. In Cross-border Book Series “New Challenges to Security and Development of the Balkans” Vol. 4, CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT POLICIES IN BULGARIA AND ON THE BALKANS, ISSN 2335-0056, ISBN 978-619-205-051-1, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria. "St. Cyril and St. Methodius" University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria, Veliko Turnove, 2017.

  • Arifi, Besa; Assessment of advocacy skills of students in the faculty of law. In SEEU Review, Volume 11, Issue 2 , pp. 33–50. 2016. (Link)

  • Arifi, Besa; Categorisation of Crime Vistims: Comparing Theory and Legislation. In TEMIDA 2016, vol.19, br. 3-4 str. 493-515, ISSN 1450-6637, DOI 10.2298/TEM1604493A, Pregledni rad, Primljeni: 15.3.2016, Odobreno za stampu: 28.11.2016, pp. 494-515. 2016.

  • Arifi, Besa; Does the goal always justify all means? – The danger as well as the crucial need of using illegitimate tools for legitimate causes – the Eichmann case . In Annual of ISPRJ 2016, Volume XL, Nr. 2, Skopje, UDC 343.3/.7, pp. 61-69. 2016. (Link)

  • Farrington, Dennis; Arifi, Besa; Innocent's Elements: A Legal Framework for Balancing the Roles of States and Universities. In “Justicia”, Vol 4, Nr. 5, 2016, pp. 116-126. 2016.

  • Arifi, Besa; Relevance Of Magna Carta To Rights Of Victims Of Abuse Of Power, DOI: 10.1515/seeur-2015-0008. In SEEU Review, Volume 11, Issue 1, (Dec 2015), pp. 48-58. 2016. (Link)

  • Arifi, Besa; The Rights of Vctims of Crime - A Comparative Approach. In Annual of ISPJR 2016, year XL, number 1, UDC 343.122(4-12), pp. 9-19. 2016. (Link)

  • Арифи, Беса; Казненоправната одговорност на носителите на јавни функции во Република Македонија. In Деловно право, година XVII, бр. 35, 2016, pp. 147-167. 2016.

  • Arifi, Besa; Помеѓу законот за прекршоците и ресторативната правда. In Македонска ревија за казнено право и криминологија, УДК 343, ISSN 1409-5327, МАКЕДОНСКО ПРЕКРШОЧНО ПРАВО – ПРОБЛЕМИ, pp. 1-14. 2016. (Link)

  • Арифи, Беса; Независноста на судството како основно начело на правната држава - Independence of Judiciary as the fundamental principle of rule of law. In Независност на судството - научна и стручна расправа одржана на 3 ноември 2015 година во Скопје, Македонска Академија на Науките и Уметностите, книга 7 , pp. 137-154. 2016.

  • Arifi, Besa; "The Head of State’s Right to Pardon – In History and Today" II. Turk Hukuk Tarihi Kongresi Bildirileri, Cilt: II, Uluslararasi Turk Hukuk Tarihi Kongresi 13-14 Mayis 2016 - Isnanbul. University of istanbul, Istanbul, 2016.

  • Arifi, Besa; "The Presidential Right to Pardon as an Institute of Criminal Law" Proceedings of the Third International Scientific Conference: Social Change in the Global World, UGD Shtip. pp. 213-234. UGD Shtip, Shtip, 2016.

  • Arifi, Besa; Comparative Analysis of the Rights of the Accused Person and the Rights of the Victim in the New CCP and in the Practice of the European Court of Human Rights, УДК: 343.122:341.231.14Ј:340.13(497.7). In Македонска Ревија за Кривично Право и Криминологија, УДК 343, Год. 22, Бр. 1, 2015, ISSN 1409-5327, pp. 49-62. 2015. (Link)

  • Arifi, Besa; Corruption and the environment – the case of “Jugohrom Feroalloys” in Tetovo, Macedonia, in "SYMPOSIUM of the Anti - Corruption Academic (ACAD) Initiative Moscow, 30-31 October 2015, Compendium of the papers submitted by the participants. pp. 20-38. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime , Vienna, 2015. (Link)

  • Arifi, Besa; Rights of Victims of Hate Crimes, in "Social Change in the Global World", Proceeding of the International Conference held in UGD Shtip on September 3-5, 2015, ISBN 978-608-244-267-9, pp. 217-230. Goce Delcev University in Shtip, Shtip, 2015.

  • Arifi, Besa; The Concept of Individual Criminal Liability after World War I in "The First World War Through the Prism of Balkans, Conference Proceedings from the International Conference held in SEEU Skopje on June 17, 2014. ISBN 978-608-65714-7-4, pp. 84-95. Institute for Political and International Studies, Shkup, 2015.

  • Arifi, Besa; Правилник за начинот на одмерување на казните - pro et contra УДК 343.242. In Македонска ревија за казнено право и криминологија, УДК 343, ISSN 1409-5327, pp. 185-198. 2014. (Link)

  • Arifi, Besa; Судска заштита на правата на жртвите од криминал на насилство и другите ранливи категории, in "Legal Protection of Human Rights in the Republic of Macedonia", Conference Proceedings from the Scientific and Professional Discussion held in the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts on October 8, 2014. pp. 167-184. In Судска заштита на човековите права во Република Македонија, Македонска Академија на Науките и Уметностите, Книга 6, ISBN 978-608-203-125-5, COBISS.MK-ID 97725706, pp. 167-183. Akademia e Shkencave dhe Arteve te Maqedonise, Shkup, 2014.

  • Arifi, Besa; Посебен осврт кон жртвите на семејното насилство. In Македонска ревија за казнено право и криминологија, УДK 343, год. 20, бр. 1, 2013 ISSN 1409-5327, pp. 191-207. 2013.

  • Arifi, Besa; Farrington, Dennis; Pro Bono Legal Aid. UEJL, Tetovë, 2012. (Link)

  • Arifi, Besa; International Cooperation in Combating Money LaunderingInternational Cooperation in Combating Money Laundering. In Proceedings in Electronic International Interdiciplinary Conference, EIIC, 3-7 September 2012. Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Slovac Republic, Zilina, 2012.

  • Arifi, Besa; Дали напуштањето на субсидијарното тужење го загрозува правото на жртвата на активно учество во кривичната постапка?. In Зборник во чест на Никола Матовски на Правниот факултет „Јустинијан Први“ , pp. 473-491. 2011.

  • Arifi, Besa; Критички осврт со нов концептуален поглед врз некои одредби од најновите измени во кривичното законодавство на Република Македонија. In Зборник во чест на Ѓорѓи Марјановиќ на Правниот факултет „Јустинијан Први“ , pp. 385-404. 2011.

  • Arifi, Besa; Zejneli, Ismail; Jashari, Adnan; Shasivari, Jeton; Basheska, Elena; Reka, Blerim (ed.); Besa Arifi: The Ohrid Framework Agreement and tis Importance for the Human Rights in Macedonia in “Legal Aspects of Implementation of OFA”, in "10 years after Ohrid Framework Agreement. Is Macedonia Functioning as a Multi-Ethnic State?", pp. 141-150 . In 10 vite Marrëveshja Kornizë e Ohrit: A funksionon Maqedonia si shtet multietnik?, pp. 129-138. UEJL, Tetovë, 2011.

  • Arifi, Besa; Компаративен преглед на односот кон жртвата на казненото дело. In Македонска ревија за казнено право и криминологија, pp. 209-226. 2010.

  • Arifi, Besa; Academic freedom and university autonomy: The case of Macedonia. In University Values – a bulletin on international academic freedom, autonomy & responsibility. 6 / 2010. Academic Freedom, Istambul, 2010. (Link)

  • Arifi, Besa; The impact of restorative justice and plea negotiation process on victims’ rights. In "Infusing Research and Knowledge in South-East Europe", Proceedings of the 5th Annual South-East European Doctoral Student Conference, pp. 512-519. South-East European Research Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece, 7 / 2010. ISBN 978-960-9416-03-0. South-East European Research Centre, Thessaloniki, 2010.

  • Arifi, Besa; Lessons (not) learned regarding human rights and the democracy in Macedonia (will they ever be learned?!). . In Lessons (not) learned with regard to human rights and democracy – a comparison of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia, pp. 160-222. Intersentia, Graz, 2009.

  • Arifi, Besa; Ridefinimi i rolit të viktimës në të drejtën penale bashkëkohore përmes reformave ligjore . In Conference Proceedings of the 2008 Annual meeting of the institute Alb-Shkenca. Albanian Journal for Legal Studies, 11 / 2009. ISBN ISSN 2074-0360. -Shkenca. Albanian Journal for Legal Studies, 11 / 2009. ISBN ISSN 2074-0360, Tiranë, 2009. (Link)

  • Arifi, Besa; Are Prisoners entitled to human rights? The development of the imprisonment sentence and the treatment of prisoners in Macedonia. . In SEEU REVIEW Volume 4, Nr. 2, pp. 11-40. 2008.

  • Arifi, Besa; Human rights aspects of witness protection and its importance for the ICTY. In ICTY: Towards a fair trial?, pp. 231-248. Intersentia, NWV, Graz, Austria, 2008. ISBN 978-90-5095-868-4.. Intersentia, Graz, 2008.

  • Arifi, Besa; Zejneli, Ismail; Kambovski, Vlado; The role of the victim in the international criminal justice. In "Infusing Research and Knowledge in South-East Europe", Proceedings of the 3rd Annual South-East European Doctoral Student Conference, Volume 1, pp. 321-330.. South-East European Research Centre ISBN 978-960-89629-7-2., Thessaloniki, 2008.

  • Arifi, Besa; Mutual Legal assistance in Criminal matters used in combating trafficking in human beings. In Trafficking in human beings - legal aspects, pp. 127-142. UEJL, Tetovë, 2006.

  • Arifi, Besa; Практична примена на одредбите на ЗКП и на ратификуваните меѓународни конвенции и билатерални договори од областа на акцесорната казнено-правна помош во РМ . In Зборник посветен на почесни доктори, доктори и магистри на науки (2001 – 2006), Правен Факултет „Јустинијан Први“, pp. 261-272. 2006.

Work Experience

  • Jun 2016 - Present : Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology
    South East European University, Faculty of Law, Tetovo, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research

  • Sep 2015 - Present : Coordinator for International Cooperation and Mobility
    South East European University, Faculty of Law, Tetovo, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research

  • Apr 2011 - Jun 2016: Assistant Professor
    South East European University - Law Faculty, Tetovo, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research

  • Sep 2007 - Sep 2012: Head of Human Rights Centre
    South East European University, Tetovo, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research

  • May 2007 - Apr 2011: Assistant
    South East European University - Law Faculty, Tetovo, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research

  • Mar 2004 - May 2007: Junior Assistant
    South East European University - Law Faculty, Tetovo, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research

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