Corner Press release

Condemnation of the discrimination against Roma in Skopje City Mall 22 March 2013

The members of the Network for Protection against Discrimination[1] strongly condemn the event at the shopping mall Skopje City Mall, whose management through an e-mail sent to the firm Land Service, on January 9th 2013 asked the persons who are members of the Roma community not to be engaged in work tasks for maintaining hygiene in the food section.

We emphasize that the Commission for...

Corner Press release

International day for the elimination of racial discrimination 21 March 2013

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year the focus of the UN is on sport as an activity through which awareness could be raised about dealing with racial discrimination. In today’s speech the UN-Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stated:

“We must join forces to end racism and sport can help us reach this goal. On this international day recommit to ending...

Corner Reports

Financial Report 2012 15 March 2013

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia, in accordance with Article 23, paragraph 1, line 2 and Article 53, paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Law on Associations and Foundations (Official Gazette No. 52/2010 and 135 2011), publishes its Financial Report for 2012. 

The Financial Report can be downloaded at the following link 


Corner Reports

Monthly report - January 2013 01 March 2013

The Monthly report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Macedonia for January 2013 includes the following topics: Ombudsman; Civil Initiative AMAN; Hate Speech; Discrimination against Bosnians, members of political party councils and pre-trial detainees; and Roma and the education system.

The monthly report can be downloaded at the following link 



Corner Publications

Visit to the special institutions and psychiatric hospitals in Macedonia 12 February 2013

Report on the visit of the Helsinki Committee to the special institutions and psychiatric hospitals in the Republic of Macedonia for 2011 and 2012

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in July 2011 started with the implementation of the project “Monitoring the Implementation of the National Preventive Mechanism for Prevention of Torture or Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on the...

Corner Reports

Special Report: Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, 24 December 2012 07 February 2013

The Helsinki Committee, in line with its mission and vision for monitoring the situation with human rights in the Republic of Macedonia, closely monitored the protests on December 24th, 2012 in front of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia. Besides documenting the protests, representatives of the Committee were able to follow part of the developments inside the building of the Assembly,...

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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...