Corner Press release

Violent attack on human rights activists 18 November 2012

During the marking of the “International Tolerance Day” on 17.11.2012 around 12:30 pm at the central square in Skopje, near the Stone Bridge, two activists – from the organizers of the “March for Tolerance” were physically assaulted. While the stands were being prepared with publication and brochures by the NGOs – participants in the march, the activists were approached by a masked person who...

Corner Press release

Government must protect LGBTI people from discrimination 26 October 2012

The recent attack against a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Support Centre in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, underscores the urgent need for protection in law against any forms of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, said Amnesty International today.

In the early hours of 24 October, the office of the newly established...

Corner Press release

Support center for the LGBTI community in Macedonia 22 October 2012

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia on its 18th anniversary with the support of the Dutch Embassy in Macedonia on 23.10.2012 opened the first Support Center for the LGBTI Community.

The main purpose of the LGBTI Support Center will be representing the LGBTI community but also it will be dedicated to organizing self-help groups and will offer help to the rest of...

Corner Reports

Quarterly Report (July - September 2012) 15 October 2012

The Quarterly report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Macedonia for the period July-September 2012 includes the following topics: Right to Free Movement and Peaceful Protest, Political Pressures on Members of the Opposition Parties, Unconstitutional Lustration Process, Amendments to the Manner of Operation of the Police, Health Care in Closed institutions, Transsexual Persons,...

Corner Appeals

Reaction to the draft-law on Police 12 September 2012

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in the Rеpublic of Macedonia prepared commentaries and recommendations to the new Draft Law amending the Law on Police which is currently under discussion in the Parliament. The document was submitted to the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia, during the public discussion which took place in the National Council for EU integration. The Helsinki...

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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...