Sexual Harassment: Taboo topic at Universities – Legal Framework in North Macedonia

Ilijevski, Ice and Stanojoska, Angelina and Susak, Ivona (2023) Sexual Harassment: Taboo topic at Universities – Legal Framework in North Macedonia. Journal of Criminology and Criminal Law, 61 (3).

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According to the Istanbul Convention sexual harassment is a form
of unwanted verbal, nonverbal, or physical behavior of a sexual nature
with the aim or consequence of violating the dignity of a person,
especially when an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating, or
offensive environment is created. Because of the specificity of the academic
environment, the intention is every member of the academic community
to be aware that universities should prohibit sexual harassment and
sexual violence and that such conduct violates both the law and university policies.
The main subject of the paper is the danger of sexual harassment
in an academic context. In doing so, the legal frame of sexual harassment
in the Republic of North Macedonia is reviewed with special emphasis
on its determination in an academic context. The aim of the paper is to
give an overview of the legal framework in North Macedonia regarding
sexual harassment, also to conclude whether and which Macedonian
public and private universities mention sexual harassment in their legal
documents, and to test the knowledge among students about this
phenomenon (using a segment of the research “Sexual Harassment at
universities in North Macedonia), because recognizing and knowing is
the first step in the process of prevention.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Law
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Angelina Stanojoska
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2024 08:09
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2024 08:09

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