Corner Press release

Stop the hate violence towards LGBT people! 23 June 2013

We strongly condemn the hate violence that occurred in front of the monument “A Warrior on a Horse” and the demolition of the LGBT Centre in the Old Bazaar (during a projection of a film and the forum for the rights of transgender people) and the hate speech that provokes violence and discrimination.

We demand that the Ministry of Interior most urgently identify and arrest the criminal...

Corner Press release

The President must not sign the Decree for Proclamation of the Law on Termination of Pregnancy 11 June 2013

The Network for Protection against Discrimination strongly condemns the text about the Law on Termination of Pregnancy, as well as the manner in which this law is prepared, proposed and adopted. This last period there were various reactions from domestic and foreign organizations concerning the restriction of the reproductive rights of women, which did not contribute to its withdrawal, and did...

Corner Publications

Report on implementation of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 02 June 2013

Report on implementation of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on measures to combat discrimination on ground of sexual orientation or gender identity by the Republic of Macedonia

Publisher: Helsinki Committee 

Legal Expert: Neda Chalovska

Project coordinator: Kocho Andonovski 

You can download the publication by clicking here

Corner Press release

Statement regarding the lustration of Prof. Dr. Ljubomir D. Frckoski 31 May 2013

The last act of the Data Verification Commission with which the professor and ex-minister for Internal and Foreign Affairs (1991-1997) Ljubomir D. Frckoski (member of the Executive Board of the Helsinki Committee) is the utmost distortion in the lustration process and of the Commission itself. The executive power, through the Commission persistently and impudently continues to violate...

Corner Press release

The Draft Law on Abortion must be withdrawn immediately! 29 May 2013

1. The draft law goes against the basic freedoms and rights and therefore represents a complex and elaborate law that cannot be adopted by shortened procedure.

2. The draft law for termination of pregnancy repeals/deletes the current provision of free choice for women to terminate their pregnancy until the 10th gestational week by introducing restrictive mechanisms which are not based on...

Corner Press release

Discrimination based on political beliefs and affiliation 09 May 2013

Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, while monitoring the situation with human rights in the Republic of Macedonia and especially concerning discrimination on all bases in the post-election period of the local elections, registered reports of many cases of alleged discrimination based on political affiliation.

Namely a large number of citizens from different municipalities reported on...

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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...