Corner Special analysis

Enhancing the Protection of Rights of Accused in Macedonia 23 August 2016

The Public Policy Paper  has the intention to offer a solution for the pro motion of the ex-officio defense system with a mandatory defense and a defense attorney for the poor in Macedonia under the program “Balkans Regional Rule of Law Network (BRRLN)”.

The policy recommendations from the document are referring to several key topics which are subject to research. These are the appointment...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period: 01.08.2016 – 07.08.2016 09 August 2016

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 in the camp fluctuated between 126 and 130 in the course of this week. In...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period: 25.07.2016 – 31.07.2016 05 August 2016

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 in the camp in the course of the week fluctuated between 125 and 128, without...

Corner Publications

The Constitutional Court in the Grip between Political Parties and Human Rights 27 July 2016

You can download the analysis at the following link 

In the past five years, and especially since 2013 onwards, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Macedonia has marked a decline in the number of received and closed cases, a decline in the number of repealed and annulled provisions from laws and bylaws, a decline in the number of employees, without this triggering a change in...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period: 18.07.2016 – 24.07.2016 26 July 2016

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.  

Gevgeilja

Available facilities and conditions

The number of refugees in the camp amounts to 129. The number changed several times over the week,...

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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...