Corner Appeals

Initiative to the Constitutional Court about the Family Law 17 May 2012

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia today submitted to the Constitutional Court an Initiative for Initiating Proceedings for Evaluation of the Constitutionality of a Provision from the Family Law. Article 94-b paragraph 3 is being disputed in which it is stated that “Close personal relations in this law are defined as personal relations between persons of...

Corner Reports

Annual Human Rights Report on Macedonia 2011 14 May 2012

Today, in the NGO Info Center the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia presented the annual report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Macedonia for 2011.

The annual report can be downloaded at the following link 

Corner Reports

Financial Report 2011 01 May 2012

In the financial report of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia, for the budget year  2011 are included  the reports of independent auditors, balance of  revenues and expenditures, balance sheet and notes to the financial statements.

The financial report can be downloaded at the following link .

Corner Press release

Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 of the Council of Europe 01 April 2012

Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 31 March 2010 at the 1081st meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

Recognising that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons have been for centuries and are still subjected to homophobia, transphobia and other forms of...
Corner Publications

Regional Guidelines on the Identification of Trafficked Persons 01 February 2012


I Main Aspects of the Concept of Identification of trafficked persons

II Link of Identification with definition of trafficking in human beings

III Organisational Aspects of Identification

IV Ppractical Aspects of holding an Interview with trafficked persons

V Identification and data Collection

You can download the publication here 

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Prof. Gordan Kalajdziev is the new president of the Helsinki Committee 17 September 2011

On September 17th, 2011 the Assembly of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in the Republic of Macedonia convened. Besides summarizing the work of the Committee among the two assemblies, at the Assembly a new Management Board of the Committee was elected. The new Management Board on its first session elected Gordan Kalajdziev, one of the founders of the Committee, professor ат the Faculty...

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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...