Zarko Hadji-Zafirov – Senior Program manager

Lawyer who specialize administrative disputes and protection of human rights and freedoms more than 15 years. He is an active member of NGO sector in Macedonia and is part of the research teams working in the field of human rights, judiciary and institutional reforms for more than 20 years.


Nikola Jovanovski – Program manager

More than 15 years is part of the NGO sector in Republic of North Macedonia. He was part of ALKA – Center for sustainable development and was included in the activities related to the decentralization and rural development, Macedonian Young Lawyer Association in part of legal aid and advocacy of refugees and asylum seekers, and from 2015 is part of CLRA. The primary focus of his work is the performances of the judiciary and public prosecution, implementation of the actual reforms, transparency and accountability of the judiciary and protection of human rights. In the years of his experience he has successfully finished the projects covered by the UNHCR, OSCE, Council of Europe and the British Embassy - Skopje.


Marko Gucheski – Project coordinator

Master in international law and international relations. Gucheski was part of a program for internships in the area of human rights at the Macedonian Young Lawyers Association, where he worked in a law office in Skopje. Later he worked as an intern at the National Democratic Institute in North Macedonia and through NDI gained experience as a project assistant in the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia.


Simona Trajkovska – Project coordinator

Master in international Law and international relations. During her education, she participated in the work of the EU Info Centre and Amnesty International Slovenia, and started her professional work in the Macedonian Center for international cooperation. Starting in 2018, she joins the CLRA team as a program assistant and works in the area of monitoring judicial reform in the judiciary, and is part of various research and activities related to the functioning of the courts and access to justice.


Gorica Nadjinska – Project coordinator

Master in international law and international relations. During her education, she studied at the Faculty of Philosophy in Ljubljana, Slovenia and was an intern at Amnesty International Slovenia, the Macedonian Young Lawyers Association, and the Office of the Ombudsman of RNM. Since 2015 she is part of the Center for Legal Research and Analysis, where she works on projects related to the unification of judicial practice, strengthening the capacities of the Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors as well as various activities related to improving transparency and accountability in the work of the judiciary in the Republic of North Macedonia.


Ana Vasileva – Project assistant

LLM in Constitutional Law in the area of Human Rights. During her education Ana was member of the Center for Change management as an intern. Later as part of the program for interns of Macedonian Young Lawyers Association she starts her practice at the Center for Legal Research and analysis and after several months becomes Project assistant at the CLRA.


Elena Pejcheva – Project assistant

Elena Pejcheva LLM in criminal law, in her career has volunteered in Basic Court Skopje 1, as well as Мacedonian Society of  Penology. She was also project coordinator for human rights of prisoners in North Macedonia. The project was conducted by the above mentioned Macedonian Society of Penology.