CIDS Report no. 2/2022 in now published under the title “Breach of Law as Government Policy – the Use of Illegal Orders in Western Balkan State Institutions”. The purpose of the present study is to provide facts about the extent to which illegalities committed by government agencies occur deliberately or at least with indifference on the part of government office holders. The report examines how well legislation puts impediments in place for the use of illegal orders and what characterizes their occurrence. Without a robust rule of law, that includes the absence of illegal orders, a well-functioning democracy is inconceivable. This report was written by CIDS’ senior international expert Mr. Svein Eriksen.

You can find the report on the CIDS Publications page.