Corner Press release

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...

Corner Press release

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...

Corner Press release

The President must not sign the Decree for Proclamation of the Law on Termination of Pregnancy 11 June 2013

The Network for Protection against Discrimination strongly condemns the text about the Law on Termination of Pregnancy, as well as the manner in which this law is prepared, proposed and adopted. This last period there were various reactions from domestic and foreign organizations concerning the restriction of the reproductive rights of women, which did not contribute to its withdrawal, and did...

Corner Publications

Report on implementation of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 02 June 2013

Report on implementation of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on measures to combat discrimination on ground of sexual orientation or gender identity by the Republic of Macedonia

Publisher: Helsinki Committee 

Legal Expert: Neda Chalovska

Project coordinator: Kocho Andonovski 

You can download the publication by clicking here

Corner Press release

Statement regarding the lustration of Prof. Dr. Ljubomir D. Frckoski 31 May 2013

The last act of the Data Verification Commission with which the professor and ex-minister for Internal and Foreign Affairs (1991-1997) Ljubomir D. Frckoski (member of the Executive Board of the Helsinki Committee) is the utmost distortion in the lustration process and of the Commission itself. The executive power, through the Commission persistently and impudently continues to violate...

Twitter Facebook
Normal_banner-free-en Normal___________ang Normal_banner-lgbti Normal_banner-ws-en Normal_banner-program-en
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...