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ELECTIONS 2016: Report on Events by 13:00 11 December 2016

During Election Day, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia noticed a number of irregularities in several polling places.

The following irregularities have been noticed by 13:00:

-  In the Municipality of Gjorche Petrov, polling station no. 2556 at the Kocho Racin high school, the voting was interrupted from 08:25 to 08: 35 because a voter photographed the...

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Open Office: Report a Violation of Voting Rights 10 December 2016

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia informs the citizens that on Sunday, December 11th, 2016, the office of the Committee shall be open throughout the day in order to allow citizens to report a violation of the right to vote during the early parliamentary elections.

The Committee encourages all citizens who believe their voting rights have been violated to...

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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,...

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International Human Rights Day 09 December 2016

Under the slogan "Stand Up For Someone’s Rights Today”, tomorrow, December 10th, United Nations member states mark the International Human Rights Day. In his address to the nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that “All of us can – and must – act in our daily lives to advance the human rights of the people around us”.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein pointed...

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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...

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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...

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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...