The need for independent democratic oversight of the work of the security-intelligence services is a condition sine qua non in a democratic society, one towards which our society aspires. Having in mind the existing legal framework in N. Macedonia, the democratic oversight of the security-intelligence apparatus can be parliamentary and civilian. While it may be too early to thoroughly analyze the results of the last major reform that began in 2018, it is clear that parliamentary oversight is ahead vis-à-vis the civil, which is essentially dysfunctional for a number of reasons.
Until some deeper reform efforts, the Assembly is the one that through the three competent committees – the Committee on Defense and Security (CDS), the Committee for Supervising the Work of the National Security Agency and the Intelligence Agency (CSWNSAIA), and the Committee on Oversight of the Implementation of Measures for Interception of Communications (COIMIC)
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