Corner Press release

Gender discrimination in the Law on Labour Relations 03 September 2014

At the end of the month of July, right before its collective annual leave, the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia adopted discriminatory provisions in the Law on Labour Relations. Namely, starting from August 2014, the workers, by means of written statement, may require an extension of the employment contract until up to 67 years of age (for men), i.e. 65 years of age (for women). According...

Corner Publications

Fundamental civil and political rights and liberties: Trial monitoring analysis 15 July 2014

This analysis is the outcome of the project “Monitoring of court proceedings in the area of fundamental civil and political rights and liberties”, which was supported by the USAID Civil Society Project implemented by the Foundation Open Society - Macedonia, and was conducted in the period from 1 September 2013 to 30 June 2014.

The focus of the monitoring was on:

1. The right to security and...

Corner Special analysis

Hate crimes in the Republic of Macedonia in 2013 15 May 2014

This special analysis concerns hate crimes registered by the Macedonian Helsinki Committee during the course of 2013. It contains 116 incidents elaborated according to type, location, time of perpetration, biased motivation, number of victims and perpetrators, and the status of the cases.

The analysis can be downloaded at the following link 

Corner Reports

Final report: Presidential and Early parliamentary elections 2014 29 April 2014

The Helsinki Committee for human rights of the Republic of Macedonia, in accordance with its mission and vision, follows the violations of the electoral rights of citizens. Apart from the citizens' complaints, the Committee also monitored hate speech and hate crimes, with particular interest for analysis of their increase or decrease in the pre-election, election and post-election period. This...

Corner Reports

Special report: Presidential elections 2014 (first round) 23 April 2014

The Helsinki Committee for human rights of the Republic of Macedonia, in accordance with its mission and vision, follows the violations of the electoral rights of citizens. Apart from the citizens' complaints, the Committee also monitored hate speech and hate crimes, with particular interest for analysis of their increase or decrease in the pre-election, election and post-election period. This...

Corner Reports

Monthly report - January 2014 23 February 2014

The Monthly report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Macedonia for January 2014 includes the following topics: Six incidents and hate crimes; The right to housing is still an unsolvable problem in the Roma families; Broadcasting fee – barrier to realization of social rights; Discrimination in the area of employment and labor relations; Positive verdict in the case “Utrinski...

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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...