Corner Press release

World Day of Social Justice - the reforms in Macedonia lagging behind 20 February 2018

Social justice is the basic principle of peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among peoples. We advance social justice whenever we remove the barriers that people face due to their gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.

Social justice is at the core of the United Nations mission in order to promote development and human dignity. The adoption of the Declaration...

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...

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Urgent investigation and responsibility for the case of sexual abuse of a child in the “25 May” foster-care facility! 16 February 2018

Upon receiving information about a case of sexual abuse of a juvenile protégé of the Public Institution for care of children with educational and social problems “May 25”, with indications of involvement of employees in the institution, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia turned to the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy requesting information within regards to...

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...

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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...

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Blade runners and replicants 14 February 2018

Just recently I decided to watch the old Blade Runner (1982) again. The only things I remembered from the first time I watched this cult film ages ago were the sinister mood and the magnificent music, along with the fable-like, nearly childish moral about what it means to be human, in the ethical sense of the word. Indeed, the film is largely remembered by its critique of our reality through a...

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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...