Corner Reports

Bimonthly Report (November - December 2013) 28 January 2014

The Bimonthly report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Macedonia for November - December 2013 includes the following topics: Violations to the right to public assembly and protest; Untimely reaction of the healthcare institutions; The banks discriminate against blind people; Ineffective protection against discrimination by the competent institutions; Restrictive policy when...

Corner Publications

Strategic litigation of cases of discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation 20 December 2013

This publication was prepared within the project titled “Preparation of a strategic litigation document”, supported by ILGA Europe. The printing of this publication was financially supported by ILGA Europe. The official views expressed in this document do not represent the official views of ILGA Europe.

The authors of the document express their great gratitude to the Coalition “Sexual and Health...

Corner Press release

The proposed amendments to the Labor Law are discriminatory on grounds of sex 16 December 2013

The new draft-law on amendments to the Labor Law proposed by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia in November 2013 introduces a new labor right that can be used only by female workers, i.e. rights to unpaid paternal leave.

The right to unpaid leave does not strengthen workers’ or parental rights due to the fact that the right refers only to women - mothers. This unequal position of women...

Corner Press release

December 10th – Human Rights Day 10 December 2013

Today marks 65 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights adopted in 1948 and 20 years since the post High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN was established. Today’s statement of the UN calls for putting joint effort in fulfilling the collective responsibility for promotion and protection of the rights and dignity of all people around the world. In the Republic...

Corner Press release

Press invitation: Banks discriminate against the blind and visually impaired persons 02 December 2013

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights is pleased to invite you to the press-conference that will take place on December 3rd 2013 (Tuesday) from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the EU Info Center in Skopje

 The reason for the press-conference is to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and to inform the public about the discriminatory conduct by the banks towards the blind and the...

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The Commission for Protection against Discrimination should alter its practice 28 November 2013

The Commission for Protection against Discrimination does not recognize the discrimination against persons treated for opioid addiction. In the opinion that it adopted after the complaint by the organization HOPS - Healthy Options, the Commission considers that it is neither disturbing nor discriminatory to treat these persons in a degrading manner when they receive health services in the PHI...

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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...