Corner Special analysis

Refugees Rights: National and international standards vis-a-vis the situation on the ground 16 January 2017

You can find the full publication on the following link.

Starting from the end of 2014 to date, the Republic Macedonia has witnessed a previously unseen influx of refugees in transit from the country’s territory to the EU member countries. Since the beginning of registration process conducted by the country, starting from June 2015 to the end of the year, 388,233 refugees were registered to have...

Corner Press release

Reaction to the Ministry of Health’s Recommendations for Protection from Cold Weather and Cold Waves 13 January 2017

The Helsinki Committee sent a letter to the Ministry of Health - Commission for Prevention of Harmful Effects of Cold Weather and Cold Waves reacting sharply to a statement published on January 9th, in which the Commission made recommendations for preventive actions due to the extremely low temperatures that hit the entire country. In its announcement, the Commission recommended that on Monday...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period 26.12.2016 - 08.01.2017 11 January 2017

The two weeks report 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 

Available facilities and conditions

In the course of these two weeks, the number of refugees in the camp amounted to 92.

On...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period: 19.12.2016 – 25.12.2016 28 December 2016

The weekly report 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

Available facilities and conditions

The number of refugees in the camp was 98, and after the departure of one family from the camp, it now...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period: 12.12.2016 – 18.12.2016 21 December 2016

The weekly report 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

Available facilities and conditions

The number of refugees in the camp amounted to 99, and by the end of the week there was only 1 refugee less.

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Corner Press release

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...

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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...