Corner Press release

Prof. Dr. Bekim Kadriu, a Member of the Commission for Protection against Discrimination Distances Himself from the Opinion about Milenko Nedelkovski 09 December 2016

Following the announcement of the Network for Protection against Discrimination regarding the opinion of the Commission for Protection against Discrimination (CPD, Mac. КЗД) about Milenko Nedelkovski, Prof. Dr. Bekim Kadriu, a Commission member, sent a reply to the Network in which he publicly distanced himself from the opinion.

On 06.12.2016, the Network for Protection against Discrimination,...

Corner Press release

Public Apology by Sulejman Mehazi 07 December 2016

“Dear friends, readers of various web portals!

On 24.11.2016, the Commission for Protection against Discrimination of the Republic of Macedonia has received a complaint by the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia against me, Sulejman Mehazi.

The Commission for Protection against Discrimination complained about my article published on the Albanian webpage “Minevra” on...

Corner Press release

The Commission for Protection against Discrimination Refuses to Recognize Milenko Nedelkovski’s Discriminatory Speech 06 December 2016

The Network for Protection against Discrimination strongly reacts to Opinion no. 08- 1651/1 issued by the Commission for Protection against Discrimination upon the complaint of the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services filed against journalist Milenko Nedelkovski for discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in his show “Milenko Nedelkovski Show” on the Kanal 5...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period 21.11.2016 - 27.11.2016 30 November 2016

The weekly report on the situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo includes the following topics: Available facilities and conditions at the camp and Institutional treatment. The report can be downloaded at the following link. 

Gevgelija 

Available facilities and conditions

The number of refugees in the camp remained the same during the entire week, and amounted to 98.

Due...

Corner Press release

25 November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November 2016

Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Considering the special need for protection of women from this kind of violence, the General Assembly of the United Nations designated 25 November as the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women by resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999.

Violence against women continuously poses a serious systemic...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period 07.11.2016 - 13.11.2016 23 November 2016

The weekly report on the situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo includes the following topics: Available facilities and conditions at the camp and Institutional treatment. The report can be downloaded at the following link.

Gevgelija

Available facilities and conditions

At the start of the week, the number of refugees amounted to 98, but it declined by the end of the week.

At the...

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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...