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Legal mechanisms for protection against discrimination 26 December 2016

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights is implementing the project "Civil Society Support to Cohesion and Diversity Policies", which is supported by the British Embassy in Skopje. The aim of this project is to improve policies and practices for social cohesion and to improve access to justice, social protection, health, education and quality of life for vulnerable groups through strategic...

Hate speech at the protest in front of the State Election Commission and on the social networks 16 December 2016

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia harshly condemns the hate speech observed during the protest in front of the State Electoral Committee on 15.12.2016.

While the State Election Commission was reviewing and discussing the complaints submitted by the political parties regarding the early parliamentary elections, a protest rally was organized in front of the...

ELECTIONS 2016: Report on Events by 13:00 11 December 2016

During Election Day, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia noticed a number of irregularities in several polling places.

The following irregularities have been noticed by 13:00:

-  In the Municipality of Gjorche Petrov, polling station no. 2556 at the Kocho Racin high school, the voting was interrupted from 08:25 to 08: 35 because a voter photographed the...

Elections 2016: First Interim Report 11 December 2016

During yesterday, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia noted a series of irregularities in the voting process of the diaspora as well as of specific groups of citizens who exercise their voting rights the day before the elections.

According to the Electoral Code, the day before the election is declared as an election silence. The silence was broken by several...

Open Office: Report a Violation of Voting Rights 10 December 2016

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia informs the citizens that on Sunday, December 11th, 2016, the office of the Committee shall be open throughout the day in order to allow citizens to report a violation of the right to vote during the early parliamentary elections.

The Committee encourages all citizens who believe their voting rights have been violated to...

International Human Rights Day 09 December 2016

Under the slogan "Stand Up For Someone’s Rights Today”, tomorrow, December 10th, United Nations member states mark the International Human Rights Day. In his address to the nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that “All of us can – and must – act in our daily lives to advance the human rights of the people around us”.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein pointed...

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