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

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.

Gevgelija

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.

The...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo Period: 13.03.2017– 26.03.2017 29 March 2017

The two weeks 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.

Gevgelija

Available facilities and conditions

The number of refugees in the camp, who were 8 at the start of the week, increased to 16 by the end of the...

Corner Press release

OPEN CALL: Granting and Training for Strengthening Capacities of CSOs providing assistance to migrants 21 March 2017

CALL FOR GRANTING AND TRAINING for strengthening capacities of CSOs providing assistance in migrant’s human rights in Serbia and Macedonia

The Programme aims to improve the efficiency of work of the 20 local CSOs providing assistance to migrants, since, as working directly with them, they are in a perfect position to identify, possibly document and independently report on the human rights...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period: 06.03.2017 – 12.03.2017 15 March 2017

The weekly 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. 

Gevgelija

Available facilities and conditions

The number of refugees, which amounted to 49 at the start of the week, dropped to as few as eight at the...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period: 20.02.2017 – 05.03.2017 08 March 2017

The two weeks 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.

Gevgelija

Available facilities and conditions

At the very start of the week the number of refugees in the camp dropped from 54 to 49, after a five-member...

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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...