Contributors of the conference were: Dr. Stefan Pürner, IRZ; Danica Djonova, moderator, Office of the Government Representative; Kosta Bogdanov, Macedonian Government Agent before the Strasbourg Court (from left to right)Contributors of the conference were: Dr. Stefan Pürner, IRZ; Danica Djonova, moderator, Office of the Government Representative; Kosta Bogdanov, Macedonian Government Agent before the Strasbourg Court (from left to right)

One of the IRZ's main activities in Southeast Europe is to disseminate information about the ECtHR case law. The IRZ cooperates closely with the Case Law Information and Publications Division / Division des publications et de l'information sur la jurisprudence of the Strasbourg Court, but also with national bodies.

The first joint newsletter of the Office of the Macedonian Government Agent before the ECtHR and the IRZ was presented in Skopje on 20 October at a well-attended press conference at the Ministry of Justice.

The newsletter not only contains judgements passed against Macedonia, but also other decisions about topics relevant for the Macedonian judiciary and Macedonian authorities.

The newsletter "closes a gap in Macedonian legal literature", as Agent Kosta Bogdanov put it, which is also shown by the great interest of the media at the press conference. The presentation of the newsletter was also covered by newspapers and Internet portals such as www.akademik.mk besides several TV and radio stations. All media unanimously emphasized the great importance of the Strasbourg Court's case law for the national courts.

Besides the media the press conference was attended by many court presidents and representatives of other legal organisations.