Corner Press release

Reaction to the xenophobia against refugees 07 September 2017

In the wake of the public debate spurred by certain political structures in relation to the proposed Strategy for Integration of Refugees and Foreigners 2017-2027, which was followed by a significant amount of hate speech directed at refugees, the Helsinki Committee felt it necessary to present the current situation of the refugees in the Republic of Macedonia.

Namely, according to the Ministry...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period of July, 2017 14 August 2017

Monthly report for July, 2017 on the situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo includes the following topics: Available facilities and conditions at the camp and Institutional treatment. The report can be downloaded at the following link. 

The situation with the refugee crisis in the Republic of Macedonia is relatively peaceful and has not undergone major changes, save...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period of June, 2017 20 July 2017

Monthly report for June, 2017 on the situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo includes the following topics: Available facilities and conditions at the camp and Institutional treatment. The report can be downloaded at the following link. 

Gevgelija

The situation at the Vinojug Camp, Gevgelija, is generally unchanged in comparison to last month, with minor stirrings of a...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period of May, 2017 13 June 2017

Monthly report for May, 2017 on the situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo includes the following topics: Available facilities and conditions at the camp and Institutional treatment. The report can be downloaded at the following link.

Gevgelija

The situation with the refugees in the reception-transit center for refugees in Vinojug is unchanged. The number of refugees...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period of April, 2017 18 May 2017

Monthly report for April, 2017 on the situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo includes the following topics: Available facilities and conditions at the camp and Institutional treatment. The report can be downloaded at the following link. 

Gevgelija

Over the course of April 2017 the situation in the transit center (TTC) Vinojug, Gevgelija did not undergo significant changes...

Corner Special analysis

Special report on identified and possible crimes committed during the violent attack on the Assembly on 27 april 2017 05 May 2017

The report can be downloaded at the following link.

Immediately after the election of the new President of the Assembly of RM by the parliamentary majority, on 17 April 2017, around 19:00, the organizers and participants of the protest group known as "For a United Macedonia" forcibly entered the parliament building. According to the numerous video recordings, police officers in charge of keeping...

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Corner-aside Human Rights Watch

Police Brutality against Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Macedonia Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Following pressure by the Ombudsman’s Office and civil society groups such as the Macedonian Helsinki Committee and Legis, as well as the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, authorities also began transferring or releasing migrants and asylum seekers from...

Corner-aside Balkan Insight

Macedonia Accused of Double Standards Over Detentions Friday, 19 August 2016

The Macedonian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights has also complained of the misuse of pre-trial detention. It said in a recent report that it was “especially concerned about the manner in which detention is imposed, even when the legal...

Corner-aside Balkan Insight

Court Deals Macedonian Lustration Knockout Blow Thursday, 28 July 2016

This criticism came after wiretapped tapes of officials’ conversations, released by the opposition, suggested that the government had been meddling with the lustration process. The rulings by the Administrative Court “are probably a result of the...