Corner Press release

Criminal Charges Pressed for the Attacks on the LGBTI Support Center 16 October 2013

The Network for Protection against Discrimination* condemns the silence of the institutions regarding the hate and threats against the LGBT people and activists that occur in continuity for a longer period. Namely, starting from the multiple attacks on the Support Center, the attack on the people present at the LGBTI Center during the “Pride Week”, the attacks in Bitola on activists that fight...

Corner Reports

Monthly Report - September 2013 10 October 2013

The Monthly report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Macedonia for September 2013 includes the following topics: Increased number of hate crimes and incidents, Initiative to the Constitutional Court regarding the Law on Termination of Pregnancy, Judicial precedent with the international monitoring of the conditions in pretrial detention facilities, The persons with impaired...

Corner Press release

Institutional bariers in the access to rights and justice for deaf and hard of hearing persons 25 September 2013

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia monitored yesterday’s protest of citizens with impaired hearing (deaf and hard of hearing persons), which took place in front of the Ministry for Labor and Social Policy and in front of the National Association for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons.

Based on the demands of this category of citizens, the Committee noted the...

Corner Reports

Bimonthly Report (July - August 2013) 05 September 2013

The Bimonthly report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Macedonia for the period July - August 2013 includes the following topics: Incidents caused by religious hatred and intolerance; Initiative for constitutional defining of marriage solely as a community between a man and a woman; Case Tomislav Kezarovski: Detention measure for a journalist contrary to the European Convention...

Corner Reports

Quarterly Report (April - June 2013) 29 July 2013

The Quarterly report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Macedonia for the period April-June 2013 includes the following topics: March Local elections 2013: Violations to the right to vote; University for Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle” Ohrid; Violations to the right to assembly and violent protests; Lustration; Protection of patients; Police torture in...

Corner Press release

The pre-trial detention of journalist Tomislav Kezharovski is contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights 26 July 2013

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, acting upon the request for free legal assistance by Mrs. Marina Kezarovska, the performed review of the submitted documentation from the case of Tomislav Cezarovski, established that the Criminal Council adopted the decisions in a procedure and in a manner which is contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights and the case law of the European...

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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...