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The UN Committee against Torture / Session on the Republic of Macedonia (cont.) / 05 May 2015 / 3:00 PM 05 May 2015

Yesterday, on the 4th of May 2015, within the frames of its 54th Session held in Geneva, the Committee against Torture of the United Nations was reviewing the Third Periodic Report of the Republic of Macedonia. The session began at 10:00 AM with the presentation of the Report by the official  delegation of Macedonia, and then the members of the Committee against Torture posed questions to...

The authorities do not respect the human rights of the young people 01 May 2015

The Helsinki Committee and the First Children’s Embassy in the World – Megjashi, as organizations which had their representatives present on yesterday's meeting, express their dissatisfaction with the unbecoming way the High School Students Plenum representatives were treated by high state officials. 

Assuming the position of power, the Minister and the Deputy Minister of Education and...

Examination of the Republic of Macedonia before the UN Committee against Torture 30 April 2015

On Monday 4 May 2015, from 10h00 to 12h00, the UN Committee against Torture will start the review of the third period report submitted by the Republic of Macedonia during its 54th session held in Geneva. As a State party to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment, the Republic of Macedonia is obliged to submit every four years a report to...

Open Office: Voting Rights Violations – Local Referendum on the GTC, Center Municipality 26 April 2015

The Helsinki Committee of the Republic of Macedonia monitors the carrying out of the local referendum in Center Municipality, on the occasion of the citizens' vote for preserving the outward appearance of the City Trade Center. In the period from 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM, the external observers of the Committee reported the following irregularities:  

The Committee's observers at the polling...

Macedonia fails to protect the right to life and tortures migrants and refugees 24 April 2015

On 24 April 2015, a train in the vicinity of Veles killed 14 and hurt at least 4 migrants-refugeees. During the last 6 months at least 27 foreigners has lost their lives, including babies, children and women who had left their homelands in West Asia and Central Africa and are transiting through the territory of the Republic of Macedonia. Upon being detected by the police officers, these persons...

The Helsinki Committee reprehends obstructions of the right to freedom of expression 24 April 2015

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights provided free legal assistance to the civil activist Naum Naumovski, whose right to free expression was today obstructed. Namely, while he was putting up in a public place stickers with content denouncing the amendments of the law on freelancers, he was prevented to express his opinion by a journalist employed in Radio Free Macedonia. The journalist had...

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