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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

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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...

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The Draft Law on Abortion must be withdrawn immediately! 29 May 2013

1. The draft law goes against the basic freedoms and rights and therefore represents a complex and elaborate law that cannot be adopted by shortened procedure.

2. The draft law for termination of pregnancy repeals/deletes the current provision of free choice for women to terminate their pregnancy until the 10th gestational week by introducing restrictive mechanisms which are not based on...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...