Corner Press release

Sixth March for Tolerance - JUSTICE! FREEDOM! EQUALITY! 13 November 2014

Hate speech and hate crimes committed on the basis of racial, religious, ethnic, racial, gender and sexual orientation as well as institutionalized discrimination based on political affiliation resulting from deeply rooted prejudice and hatred have inevitably produced tensions and divisions in the Republic of Macedonia nowadays.

The consequences directly affect the citizens of the Republic of...

We demand that the violence be condemned and the hooligans punished! 24 October 2014

On 23.10.2014, the LGBT Support Center - the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia organized a celebration on the occasion of two years since the founding of the organization. The party was held in the Damar cafe in the Skopje Old Bazaar. At around 21:20-21:30, a group of about thirty young people approached the cafe from both sides of the street that it looks out to....

Fecal water for the convicted and detained in the Kumanovo Prison 20 October 2014

In the course of 2014 convicts serving their prison sentence in the Kumanovo Prison turned to the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights. The prison started operating in September 2013, and was promoted by the government as a facility in compliance with the European standards. Among other things, it was announced that the prison has its own water-supply and sanitary water heating systems.

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Stop the special war against the civil society! 16 September 2014

The systematic attack on civil society as a whole, especially human rights activists, journalists, intellectuals and artists is unprecedented. Lately these attacks are intensified through extremely vulgar disqualifications, lies and manipulations aimed to discredit any attempt to think and speak differently from the government. 

Human rights, peace and stability in the Republic of Macedonia...

Gender discrimination in the Law on Labour Relations 03 September 2014

At the end of the month of July, right before its collective annual leave, the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia adopted discriminatory provisions in the Law on Labour Relations. Namely, starting from August 2014, the workers, by means of written statement, may require an extension of the employment contract until up to 67 years of age (for men), i.e. 65 years of age (for women). According...

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