About us

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia is a civic association registered in 1994. The Committee monitors the situation with human rights, provides legal assistance, co-operates with other organizations and state bodies for the purpose of improving the promotion, respect and protection of human rights and freedoms. The Committee’s goal is protection and promotion of the human rights and freedoms guaranteed with the Constitution of the Republic of North Macedonia, the international instruments and the Helsinki Final Act from 1975, as well as building democratic conditions in which they can be exercised based on the rule of law. The Committee sets off from the premise that all people should have the possibility to enjoy and practice their basic rights and freedoms and should be able to protect them in case of violation or limitation. This is the basis of the rule of law, human rights and democracy.

In its persistent efforts to promote and protect human rights and harmonize the domestic legislation and practice with that of the European Union, the Helsinki Committee: Organizes systemic monitoring of the situation of human rights in the country; Provides free legal assistance and protects the individual, collective and rights of other legal entities on the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia and before international organizations; Prepares monthly, annual and special reports on the situation of human rights; Prepares analyses and other specific documents related to the situation of human rights; Organizes conferences, seminars, panels, public actions and other legal forms of civic engagement; Promotes and aids the development of democracy, rule of law and civic society; and Performs other activities of public interest pursuant to the Law on Citizens’ Associations.

Assembly

  1. Albert Musliu
  2. Bogdanco Bogov
  3. Besa Arifi
  4. Borjan Jovanovski
  5. Vesna Trajanovska
  6. Gordan Kalajdziev
  7. Dehran Muratov
  8. Iskra Gesoska
  9. Lina Unkovska
  10. Ljubomir D. Frckoski
  11. Margarita Caca Nikolovska
  12. Martin Nanic
  13. Meri Jordanovska
  14. Mimoza Ristova
  15. Nikola Naumoski
  16. Periklija Beska
  17. Petrit Saracini
  18. Samet Skenderi
  19. Samoil Filipovski
  20. Saska Cvetkovska
  21. Sasko Dukovski
  22. Rumena Buzarovska
  23. Dragan Gocevski

Executive Board

  1. Albert Musliu
  2. prof. d-r Besa Arifi
  3. Borjan Jovanovski
  4. prof. d-r Gordan Kalajdžiev
  5. prof. d-r Ljubomir Frčkovski
  6. Margarita Caca-Nikolovska
  7. prof. d-r Rumena Bužarovska

President

Prof. Dr. Gordan Kalajdziev assumed his function of President of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia on 17 September 2011. In addition to his engagement with the Committee, he is also a Professor at the Criminal Law Department of the Faculty of Law “Justinian I” at “St. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje.

The CV of the President may be downloaded on the following link: link

Supervisory Board

  1. Dragan Gocevski
  2. Iskra Gešovska
  3. Samoil Filipovski

Office

Name Education Function
Uranija Pirovska Bachelor of Laws Executive Director
Kocho Andonovski Bachelor of Integrated Public Relations Program Director
Sanja Barlakovska Bachelor of Laws Office Manager
Igor Jadrovski Bachelor of Laws (Bar exam) Project Coordinator / Legal Adviser
Slavica Anastasovska Bachelor of Laws (Bar exam) Project Coordinator / Legal Adviser
Jovana Jovanovska Kanurkova Master of Laws (Bar exam) Legal Adviser
Vildan Drpljanin Master of Laws (Bar exam) Project Coordinator / Legal Adviser
Ina Djugumanova Bachelor of Laws Legal Adviser
Natasha Petkovska Master of Laws Legal Adviser
Marina Saveska Bachelor of Economics Financial Associate
Ljubomir Faizov Bachelor of Integrated Public Relations Project Coordinator
Zorica Nikolova Bachelor of Psychology and Masert of Law and Criminal Science Manager of the Safe House
Ena Bendevska Bachelor of Arts in International Security and International Relations Project Assistant
Aleksandar Petar Jovanoski MA in European Integration and Social Development Proјect Coordinator
Kalia Dimitrova Master of Political and Cultural Studies Project Assistant
Pavlina Simonoska Arsikj Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies of Journalism Communications Coordinator
Bojana Jovanovska MA in Social Policy Project Coordinator
Mаrija Boskovska Philologist, General and Comparative Literature Project Assistant
Marija Cvetkovska Bachelor of Economics Financial Associate
Sanja Stefanovic Pscychologist / Psychotherapist Project assistant
Zoran Vasileski Master of Laws (Bar exam) Legal Adviser
  1. Uranija Pirovska
    Bachelor of Laws
    Executive Director
  2. Kocho Andonovski
    Bachelor of Integrated Public Relations
    Program Director
  3. Sanja Barlakovska
    Bachelor of Laws
    Office Manager
  4. Igor Jadrovski
    Bachelor of Laws (Bar exam)
    Project Coordinator / Legal Adviser
  5. Slavica Anastasovska
    Bachelor of Laws (Bar exam)
    Project Coordinator / Legal Adviser
  6. Jovana Jovanovska Kanurkova
    Master of Laws (Bar exam)
    Legal Adviser
  7. Vildan Drpljanin
    Master of Laws (Bar exam)
    Project Coordinator / Legal Adviser
  8. Ina Djugumanova
    Bachelor of Laws
    Legal Adviser
  9. Natasha Petkovska
    Master of Laws
    Legal Adviser
  10. Marina Saveska
    Bachelor of Economics
    Financial Associate
  11. Ljubomir Faizov
    Bachelor of Integrated Public Relations
    Project Coordinator
  12. Zorica Nikolova
    Bachelor of Psychology and Masert of Law and Criminal Science
    Manager of the Safe House
  13. Ena Bendevska
    Bachelor of Arts in International Security and International Relations
    Project Assistant
  14. Aleksandar Petar Jovanoski
    MA in European Integration and Social Development
    Proјect Coordinator
  15. Kalia Dimitrova
    Master of Political and Cultural Studies
    Project Assistant
  16. Pavlina Simonoska Arsikj
    Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies of Journalism
    Communications Coordinator
  17. Bojana Jovanovska
    MA in Social Policy
    Project Coordinator
  18. Mаrija Boskovska
    Philologist, General and Comparative Literature
    Project Assistant
  19. Marija Cvetkovska
    Bachelor of Economics
    Financial Associate
  20. Sanja Stefanovic
    Pscychologist / Psychotherapist
    Project assistant
  21. Zoran Vasileski
    Master of Laws (Bar exam)
    Legal Adviser
Address:
Naum Naumovski Borce 83
1000 Skopje
Republic of North Macedonia
Telefon:
+389 (0)2 3119 073
+389 (0)2 3290 469
+389 (0)72 278 436
Website: http://www.mhc.org.mk
E-mail: helkom@mhc.org.mk
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Helkom1994

Volunteers

Dear volunteers,

This is a valuable opportunity for young enthusiasts, future activists and human rights defenders to acquire practical experience through volunteering in the Helsinki Committee. The Helsinki Committee of Human Rights is a nongovernmental organisation, seated in Skopje. The Committee has been operating in the area of: surveillance and reporting on human rights status