September 27, 2021

Report on the situation and conditions in the police stations in Мacedonia in the period from march to June 2021

This report was prepared within the framework of the project “Elimination of Torture and Inhuman Treatment in Prisons and Facilities for Deprivation of Liberty”, funded by the European Union. For the purposes of the project, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Macedonian Young Lawyers Association, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, and the Ministry of Interior.

The aim of this project is to address the systematic problems in ensuring the protection of persons deprived of their liberty from all forms of torture, inhuman treatment, and punishment; to identify the key challenges for establishing an effective mechanism for the protection of the human rights of persons deprived of their liberty, and to prioritize the measures needed to establish such a mechanism.

The report is based on field visits made by a representative of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights – Ina Dzugumanova, representatives of the Macedonian Young Lawyers Association – Irena Zdravkova and Arben Gudachi, as well as the Department of Internal Control, Criminal Investigations and Professional Standards at the Ministry of Interior – Tatjana Kalajdziska, Biljana Koceva, and Cvetanka Cureva.