Corner Reports

Annual report for 2017 - The rights of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in the Republic of Macedonia 17 April 2018

Within the "Help on the route - fostering protection of human rights of migrants passing through Macedonia and Serbia" project supported by the European Union and implemented by the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation- Serbia in partnership with the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia, the Novi Sad Humanitarian Center and Arbeiter Samariter Bund...

Corner Reports

Monthly report on the human rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Serbia and Macedonia- January, 2018 16 February 2018

Protection of the rights of migrants who transit through Macedonia and Serbia

The purpose of this report is to present the current situation in regards to the respect of human rights and freedoms of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers who transit through or reside in Serbia and Macedonia. The data in this report are obtained by 24 organizations from Serbia and Macedonia which take part in the...

Corner Press release

​Support for employees at Veibo Group 16 February 2018

 The Helsinki Committee of Human Rights expresses its support for 200 male and female workers who have been on strike for 15 days due to failure of the Veibo Group textile factory to pay their salaries and contributions. Namely, as the Association Glasen Tekstilec (en: Loud Textile Worker) from Štip has learnt, this factory failed to pay its workers their salaries and contributions and has...

Corner Press release

The Appellate Court has confirmed the decision on Kadoro Otto in favour of male and female workers 15 February 2018

 The Appellate Court in Skopje has rejected the complaint filed by the sued employer DPCT KADORO OTTO DOOEL export-import Kriva Palanka, and has confirmed the decision of the first instance court which adopted the lawsuit initiated by workers, thereby implying an obligation to the defendant to pay male and female workers a total amount of 1.430.856,00 MKD for outstanding wages and...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period of January, 2018 06 February 2018

Monthly report for January, 2018 on the situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo includes the following topics: Available facilities and conditions at the camp, Institutional treatment and irregular migration. The report can be downloaded at the following link. 


Over the course of the month the situation in the camp was peaceful, without significant changes. A...

Corner Press release

Arbitrary and inconsistent interpretation of provisions on annual leave pay for workers on parental leave 25 January 2018

 The Helsinki Committee of Human Rights has reacted severely regardinga case of incorrect application of provisions related to annual leave pay for workers who have been on parental leave, who in the Republic of Macedonia are most often women.

In the past period the Helsinki Committee of Human Rights has registered cases of inconsistent application of provisions of the collective labour...

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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...