Corner Publications

Analysis of the situation of women in the rural areas - more obstacles than opportunities 21 March 2018

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia within the project "Civil society support to social cohesion and diversity policy making" funded by the British Embassy in Macedonia, has prepare Analysis of the situation of women in the rural areas - more obstacles than opportunities. The analysis can be downloaded at the following link

Corner Press release

Condemn for the Sloboden pechat cover from 16 March 2018 16 March 2018

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia strongly condemns the cover of the 14.03.2018 edition of the daily newspaper “Sloboden pechat” referring to the context of the ongoing social and political events. Publishing a photo of a woman participating in a protest rally in front of the Parliament of the RM with the headline “VMRO-members Show Their Teeth” is severe...

Corner Reports

Monthly report on the human rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Serbia and Macedonia- February, 2018 15 March 2018

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 "Help on the route" network.

The full report is available at the...

Corner Press release

Opening of the Commission on the Status of Women within the UN in Geneva 13 March 2018

“Women and girls are calling out abusive behaviour and discriminatory attitudes. And let’s be clear the central question we face is a question of power. Power is normally never given, power normally needs to be taken.”

“We live in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture. And that is why the empowerment of women and girls is our common central objective.”

“The theme of your...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period of February, 2018 09 March 2018

Monthly report for February, 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. 


The situation with the RTC Vinojug, Gevgelija, over the course of February 2018, was more dynamic...

Corner Press release

8 March, International Women’s Day 08 March 2018


- 78% of the victims of physical violence are women, while 98% of the perpetrators of domestic violence are men. Between 2008 and 2016, 70 femicides were registered, 15 of which took place only in the period between 2013 and 2016. Over of the cases of domestic violence have not been reported to any of the publicly available services.

- The most frequent cause for girls dropping out of...

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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...