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The proposed amendments to the Labor Law are discriminatory on grounds of sex 16 December 2013

The new draft-law on amendments to the Labor Law proposed by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia in November 2013 introduces a new labor right that can be used only by female workers, i.e. rights to unpaid paternal leave.

The right to unpaid leave does not strengthen workers’ or parental rights due to the fact that the right refers only to women - mothers. This unequal position of women...

December 10th – Human Rights Day 10 December 2013

Today marks 65 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights adopted in 1948 and 20 years since the post High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN was established. Today’s statement of the UN calls for putting joint effort in fulfilling the collective responsibility for promotion and protection of the rights and dignity of all people around the world. In the Republic...

Press invitation: Banks discriminate against the blind and visually impaired persons 02 December 2013

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights is pleased to invite you to the press-conference that will take place on December 3rd 2013 (Tuesday) from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the EU Info Center in Skopje

 The reason for the press-conference is to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and to inform the public about the discriminatory conduct by the banks towards the blind and the...

The Commission for Protection against Discrimination should alter its practice 28 November 2013

The Commission for Protection against Discrimination does not recognize the discrimination against persons treated for opioid addiction. In the opinion that it adopted after the complaint by the organization HOPS - Healthy Options, the Commission considers that it is neither disturbing nor discriminatory to treat these persons in a degrading manner when they receive health services in the PHI...

International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November 2013

Violence against women represents a serious violation of human rights which as a phenomenon manifests as a result of the discriminatory treatment i.e. inequality between men and women. 

Considering that women should receive special protection from this kind of violence, the General Assembly of the UN with resolution 54/134 on December 17th, 1999 declared November 25th as the International...

Pre-trial detention turned into a cruel and inhumane punishment 22 November 2013

In the course of the last few months a larger number of complaints were submitted to the Helsinki Committee regarding the pre-detention measure. In the complaints the main remarks are about the procedures for imposing and extending the measure, its duration, the lack of use of alternative measures, overcrowding, the bad living conditions and the unsuitable health care. Given these conditions,...

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