Corner Press release

Blade runners and replicants 14 February 2018

Just recently I decided to watch the old Blade Runner (1982) again. The only things I remembered from the first time I watched this cult film ages ago were the sinister mood and the magnificent music, along with the fable-like, nearly childish moral about what it means to be human, in the ethical sense of the word. Indeed, the film is largely remembered by its critique of our reality through a...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period of January, 2018 06 February 2018

Monthly report for January, 2018 on the situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo includes the following topics: Available facilities and conditions at the camp, Institutional treatment and irregular migration. The report can be downloaded at the following link. 

Gevgelija

Over the course of the month the situation in the camp was peaceful, without significant changes. A...

Corner Press release

Arbitrary and inconsistent interpretation of provisions on annual leave pay for workers on parental leave 25 January 2018

 The Helsinki Committee of Human Rights has reacted severely regardinga case of incorrect application of provisions related to annual leave pay for workers who have been on parental leave, who in the Republic of Macedonia are most often women.

In the past period the Helsinki Committee of Human Rights has registered cases of inconsistent application of provisions of the collective labour...

Corner Reports

The situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo for the period of December, 2017 17 January 2018

Monthly report for December, 2017 on the situation at the border crossings Gevgelija and Kumanovo includes the following topics: Available facilities and conditions at the camp, Institutional treatment and irregular migration. The report can be downloaded at the following link.

Gevgelija

Over the course of December 2017 the situation in the camp remained relatively unchanged compared to the...

Corner Reports

Monthly report on the situation with the human rights in the Republic of Macedonia for December 2017 15 January 2018

The monthly report on the situation with human rights in the Republic of Macedonia for November 2017 covers topics from the areas: Judiciary, Discrimination, Hate Speech, Police and interception of communications, Labour Rights and Textile Workers

You can download the monthly report on the following link 

Corner Reports

Monthly report on the human rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Serbia and Macedonia- December, 2017 10 January 2018

Protection of the rights of migrants who transit through Macedonia and Serbia 

The purpose of this report is to present the current situation in regards to the respect of human rights and freedoms of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers who transit through or reside in Serbia and Macedonia. The data in this report are obtained by 24 organizations from Serbia and Macedonia which take...

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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...