BRRLN Secretariat is based in Skopje, Macedonia.
Lisa Rousso (Legal Specialist) – Ms. Rousso has worked as a criminal defense lawyer in Chicago and in multiple justice and human rights posts in developing and post-conflict countries. She worked on justice sector stabilization and reform in three United Nations Peace Keeping missions. Additionally, she worked as a human rights advisor and monitor with two OSCE missions, focusing on the police, places of detention and the justice sector. In previous posts with ABA ROLI, Lisa trained advocates on trial skills and ethics, and worked with the bar association, NGOs and law faculties on building their institutional capacities, and developing public “know your rights” campaigns and street law programs.
Mobile: +389 78 202 762
Katerina Nikolova (BRRLN Field Financial Manager) - Ms. Nikolova is graduated economist at Faculty of Economics at St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia. After graduation she has worked in different projects funded by UNHCR and USAID in Macedonia. She was part of the Macedonia Court Modernization Project/Judicial Reform Project and the Civil Society Project in Macedonia.
Mobile: + 389 78 341 507
Aleksandra Bogdanovska (BRRLN Executive Director) - Ms. Bogdanovska is graduated lawyer with bar exam and is holding an MA in Human rights and democracy in Southeastern Europe (University of Bologna/University of Sarajevo). Starting at 2006 she had been working in few Attorney’s Offices as junior legal associate and since 2008 passing the bar exam as senior legal associate until 2011, when she had established her own Attorney’s office. She also had international experience in CSO in Turkey and in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the period from 2012 until 2017. Since 2013 she has been working at the Coalition “All for fair trials” as an Executive director. Ms. Bogdanovska has been involved in many projects implemented by the Coalition and related Networks, national as well as international, working on topics such as human rights, judiciary, free legal aid, trial monitoring and rule of law. She is experienced in management, leadership, advocacy and communication, strategic planning, project management and fundraising, research, analysis and writing, coordination and supervision. She is also involved in peace education trainings and reconciliation trainer in the Balkan Region.
Mobile: +389 76 454 755
Martin Aleksoski, (BRRLN Legal Assistant) - Mr. Aleksoski graduated law in St Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje and obtained MA in business law. During his studies he was a part of a number of organizations, civic initiatives and working on a several projects for serious international donors (OSF, UNDP, OSCE, EU Delegation in Skopje, USAID). Starting from 2010 he gained valuable professional experience through his work in the business sector and legal office. Numerous activities in which he took part gave him experience and skills of team work, organizational activities as well as practical knowledge in the field of business and legal work. He has been a part of numerous trainings and conferences regarding legal issues and coordinator of several research and advocacy processes.
Mobile: +389 78 284 653
Nade Cvetkovska (BRRLN Program Assistant) - Ms. Cvetkovska is a graduated journalist. She has more than 10 years of experience working on internationally funded projects for SDC, USAID, NDI, EU Delegation, National Endowment for Democracy etc. Parliamentary Constituency Relations Network, Parliamentary Women’s Club, Strengthening CSO’s participation in the legislative process and USAID Organizational Performance Improvement Program are just a few of the projects she has been working on. She is experienced in Project Cycle Management, Strategic planning, Monitoring and evaluation, Research and analysis. She is also a postgraduate student of International Law and Politics at the University “Ss Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje
Mobile: +389 78 273 582
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