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Special report on identified and possible crimes committed during the violent attack on the Assembly on 27 april 2017 05 May 2017

The report can be downloaded at the following link.

Immediately after the election of the new President of the Assembly of RM by the parliamentary majority, on 17 April 2017, around 19:00, the organizers and participants of the protest group known as "For a United Macedonia" forcibly entered the parliament building. According to the numerous video recordings, police officers in charge of keeping...

Corner Press release

Police officers, their superiors, attackers and protest organizers are responsible for the riots in Parliament 27 April 2017

Soon after the election of a President of the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia by the parliamentary majority, the organizers and participants in the “For a Joint Macedonia” protest, violently broke into the parliament building. As is obvious from the video footage, the police officers in charge of guarding the premises and ensuring the security of the people in parliament, allowed...

Corner Reports

Monthly report on Human Rights - March, 2017 21 April 2017

The monthly report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Macedonia for March, 2017 covers topics from the following areas: Special public prosecutor`s office, Discrimination, Hate speech and Hate crimes, the Refugee crises, Social and Economic Rights and Textile workers. The report is available on the following link. 



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Following a request by the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights for a non-scheduled inspection, the State Labor Inspectorate found violations of workers’ rights at the DPČT KADORO OTTO DOOEL, Kriva Palanka. The violation concerns the failure of the employer to make payment of salaries and health care, pension and insurance benefits for the month of January for its employees working in its...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period 27.03.2017 - 31.03.2017 04 April 2017

The 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.


Available facilities and conditions

The number of refugees at the start of the week dropped to 14, after one refugee from Iran and her baby left.


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Supporting the strike of the textile workers in Kriva Palanka 30 March 2017

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights supports the strike of textile workers from Kriva Palanka, on staff of the Shoe Making Company KADORO OTTO export-import, Kriva Palanka. The employees of KADORO OTTO have been on strike for a number of days in occupying the factory yard protesting against their unpaid wages and employment benefits for January and February 2017, and yesterday the strike...

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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...