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...

Corner Press release

Condemnation of the discriminatory statement of Bishop Petar 07 May 2013

  • The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia and the Coalition “Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities” strongly condemn the statement of Diocesan Bishop of the Macedonian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, Petar, who once again, within a short period of time the equality of women and the right to choose to be a mother and a wife has been...

Corner Press release

Parliament must review the weak spots in the Annual Report of the Commission for Protection against Discrimination 30 April 2013

The Network for Protection against Discrimination, after the public presentation of the Annual Report of the Commission against Discrimination for 2012 (the Report), concluded that it has several deficiencies that we would like to disclose to the public. A general remark is that the Report has no educative character and does not determine the discrimination trends in 2012, it does not establish...

Corner Reports

Monthly report - March 2013 29 April 2013

The Monthly report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Macedonia for February 2013 includes the following topics: Violations of the right to vote during theLocal elections 2013, Violent ethnic riots, Constitutional court delays its decision regarding the process of lustration, Discrimination against Roma in “Skopje City Mall”, Complaint for torture in the detention...
Corner Press release

April 8, International Roma Day 08 April 2013

Today marks the International Roma Day which stands as a reminder of the decades of struggle for a better and more dignified life of this group of people. As is the case in many countries where Roma live, in Macedonia as well this community is on the margins, excluded from all social processes. The exclusion is not accidental, the Roma are one of the most vulnerable social groups that face...

Corner Press release

Dicriminated persons do not receive timely protection 05 April 2013

The Network for Protection against Discrimination* at this moment has 14 active cases that are submitted to the Commission for Protection against Discrimination (The Commission), out of which in as much as 8 cases the deadline of 3 months has expired in which the Commission should determine whether there is discrimination. The deadline for taking action will expire in one week in the rest of...

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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...