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Call for Application – Human Rights School for young people aged 18 to 24 03 July 2015

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia (MHK), in cooperation with the Institute for Peace and Human Rights from the Region of Lower Normandy, French Republic, organizes Human Rights School for young people of both countries. At this year's school two general subjects will be discussed: 

- Freedom of expression and free media

- Hate speech and hate crimes. 

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 26 June 2015

Today, on the 26th of June, we commemorate the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. In his address to the nations, the Secretary General of the United Nations emphasized that the rise of violent extremism and the unprecedented level of forced displacement in the world requires sweeping response of the member...

The state is bound to protect the migrants 15 June 2015

On 24 April 2015, in the vicinity of Veles, a train killed 14 migrant refugees, at least two of which were minors. On the 23 May, another minor was killed on the rails along Demir Kapija. In the past 10 months at least 28 foreigners were killed, including babies, women and children, fleeing their homelands in West Asia and Central Africa and transiting through the territory of the Republic of...

Number of arrested, detained and remanded following the protest on 5/5/15 14 May 2015

Following the protests in front of the Macedonian Government, the total number of arrested people is 42, out of which 12 people were sent to pre-trial detention, 1 person is in house arrest, 1 person is on the run, and 3 people are awaiting to be brought in front a judge who will decide whether they will be remanded. Among the detainees there are 7 students out of which 2 are representatives of...

Unconstitutional motion for appointing new Minister of Interior 13 May 2015

On 12 May 20015, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia submitted a report to the Assembly of the RM, with the goal to inform the MP's about the resignations of the Minister of Interior and the Minister of Transport and Communications. The report includes a proposal for appointing new Minister of Interior, and the proposed individual is Mr. Mitko Chavkov, the current Director of the...

Demonstrations in front of the Government for the cover-up of the murder of Martin Neshkoski 06 May 2015

The Helsinki Committee had representatives present on the civil protest in front of the Government of Republic of Macedonia in which the citizens again expressed their revolt for the lack of accountability for the murder of Martin Neshkovski. The protest started at 18:00hrs with spontaneous gathering of citizens’ trough previous communication via social networks. Up until 20:30hrs, the protest...

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