Corner Appeals

Remarks to the Draft Law on Associations and Foundations 18 February 2010

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia prepared comments and recommendations in relation to the Remarks to the Draft Law on Associations and Foundations. The document, which was sent to Parliament, can be downloaded at the following link . 

Corner Reports

Bimonthly Report (December 2009 - January 2010) 10 February 2010

1. PUBLIC EVENTS  AND VIOLATIONS OF DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES 

1.1. “Cooperation and Transparency” of the Government regarding the Anti-Discrimination Law

1.2. Does the freedom of speech become hate speech when it comes to the credibility of the Constitutional Court?

1.3. Alternative Report of the Non-Governmental Organizations to the State Reports on the Situation with the Rights of the...

Corner Special analysis

Privacy under scrutiny 20 January 2010

The Helsinki Committee notes that the proposed amendments and supplements to the Law on Electronic Communications present severe interference in the sphere of privacy of citizens with illegal and arbitrary access of the body for interception of communications, without any adequate guarantees against abuse. These solutions are threat for the human rights and according to the assessment of the...

Corner Reports

Bimonthly Report (October - November 2009) 10 December 2009

1. PUBLIC EVENTS  AND VIOLATIONS OF DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES

1.1. Right to religion – privilege of big religious communities!  

1.2. Segregation of the Roma at the Bitola primary schools

1.3. Draft Law on Free Legal Aid 

1.4. The right to protest and expression once again under attack!

2. POLICE AND COURT CASES

2.1. The case of Fatime Idris Maslar 

3. VIOLATIONS OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL...

Corner Reports

Bimonthly Report (July - August 2009) 10 September 2009

I. PUBLIC EVENTS AND VIOLATION OF DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES

1.1.      Interethnic Relations as Indicator

1.2.      Fierce Threats to the Public Speech

1.3.      Minister Manevski has a “devil-may-care” attitude 

1.4.      The Right to Privacy in the Media

1.5.      The Decisiveness to Introduce Religious Classes at Any Cost...

Corner Reports

Monthly Report (September 2009) 10 August 2009

1.     PUBLIC EVENTS AND VIOLATION OF DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES

1.1.      MoI changes its mind after working for two years on the draft law on criminal procedure!

1.2.      Obstinacy in the administration!

1.3.      National Preventive Mechanism in the amendments of the Ombudsman Law 

1.4.      Governmental “euthanasia” for the...

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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...

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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...

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