Corner Press release

The Kriva Palanka Primary Court rules in favor of KADORO OTTO workers 11 December 2017

The Primary Court in Kriva Palanka on 25/10/2017 ruled in favour of a suit filed by 105 female and male textile workers employed at the Kriva Palanka based DPČT KADORO OTTO DOOEL export-import. The Court ordered the employer against whom the suit was filed, to pay the female and male workers a total of 1,430,856.00 MKD, an outstanding amount for compensation of wages for February 2017, the due...

Corner Press release

Shoe manufacturing factory from Štip failed to pay annual leave pay and extra pay to salaries 28 November 2017

The State Labour Inspectorate – Regional Unit Štip identified irregularities and breach of workers’ rights at the Company for Shoe Manufacturing Bargala AD Štip. Following an initiative submitted by the Helsinki Committee asking for a non-scheduled inspection oversight to be conducted, an authorized labour inspector concluded that the employer failed to provide its workers with annual leave pay...

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Breach of workers’ rights at a shoe factory in Kumanovo reported 24 November 2017

Breach of workers’ rights at a shoe factory in Kumanovo was reported to the Helsinki Committee. According to claims of employees, their employer failed to provide them with written monthly salary estimates, preventing them from seeing the monthly calculation of their salary and the contributions included. According to the Law on Labour Relations employers have an obligation to provide workers...

Corner Reports

Monthly report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Macedonia for October 2017 21 November 2017

The monthly report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Macedonia for October 2017 covers topics from the following areas: Judiciary, Discrimination, Hate speech, Hate crimes, Textile workers, Police brutality, Legislation, and Draft Law on Free Legal Aid.

You can download the monthly report from the following link.

Corner Press release

Breach of workers’ rights identified at a clothing manufacturer in Makedonska Kamenica 20 November 2017

 Following a request for a non-scheduled supervision submitted by the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, the State Labour Inspectorate – Regional Unit Delčevo identified breach of workers’ rights at DPTU Tekstil M DOO Makedonska Kamenica. Upon the conclusion of the supervision exercise and statements given by the employees, the state labour inspector identified breach of provisions of...

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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...