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...
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
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 .
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...
Regional Guidelines on the Identification of Trafficked Persons 01 February 2012
CONTENTSI 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
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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...
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...
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...
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...
Insisting only on a date for elections will lead to a deepening of the crisis Thursday, 18 February 2016
There are no conditions for holding fair, free and democratic elections on April the 24th 2016. Insisting only on the date for the election, without a clear timetable to meet the conditions, paves the way for a risk of a potential boycott by many...
Letter to EU and USA from 78 CSOs: We demand reforms for fair and democratic elections! Thursday, 28 January 2016
Without fulfillment of conditions for free, fair and democratic elections, which inevitably imply postponement of the date for elections, we – as civil society activists – have no other option but to call for boycott of the elections scheduled for...