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European Action Day for the Victims of Hate Crime 22 July 2013

Today in the premises of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in the Republic of Macedonia, in the presence of a large number of journalists and cameramen, the European day of victims of hate crime was marked. The event consisted of a press conference for the media and a projection of a short film of the several attacks on the LGBTI Support Center, affiliate of the Helsinki Committee. 

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Criminal charges brought in the Roma racial discrimination case Skopje City Mall 19 July 2013

Yesterday, on July 18th 2013, the Network for Protection against Discrimination presented the Basic Public Prosecution Office in Skopje with a petition for criminal charges against SKOPJE CITY MALL and its responsible persons, on the grounds of reasonable suspicions for having committed the criminal act “racial and other discrimination”. Criminal charges are motioned for the purpose of...

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Human Rights Watch: Letter to the Prime Minister of Macedonia 11 July 2013

July 10, 2013

Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski

Government of the Republic of Macedonia

Blvd. Ilinden No.2

1000Skopje Republic of Macedonia

Dear Prime Minister Gruevski,

I write to you on behalf of Human Rights Watch out of concern over several recent violent attacks on members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community in Skopje. As you are aware, Human Rights...

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Video from the attack on the LGBTI Support Centre [2 March 2013] 05 July 2013

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia salutes today's verdict 20K-966/13 of the First Instance Court Skopje 1 - Skopje, regarding the members of the group which during the March 2nd protests, who committed the following crime "Participation in a crowd that will commit a crime", by which they have been declared guilty. The persons, convicted to prison and...

Corner Reports

Annual Human Rights Report on Macedonia 2012 26 June 2013

In accordance with its mission to monitor the situation with human rights and freedoms in the Republic of Macedonia, every year the Helsinki Committee publishes an Annual Report in which it states its views and opinions regarding all areas relating to human rights and freedoms. The report for 2012 at the same time represents a sublimate of the work of the Committee during the course of the year...

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Stop the hate violence towards LGBT people! 23 June 2013

We strongly condemn the hate violence that occurred in front of the monument “A Warrior on a Horse” and the demolition of the LGBT Centre in the Old Bazaar (during a projection of a film and the forum for the rights of transgender people) and the hate speech that provokes violence and discrimination.

We demand that the Ministry of Interior most urgently identify and arrest the criminal...

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