Corner Reports

Quarterly Report (October - December 2012) 06 February 2013

The Quarterly report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Macedonia for the period October-December 2012 includes the following topics: March for Tolerance “STOP Misoginy, Transphobia and Homophobia”, Citizens Initiative “AMAN”, Attack on the Constitutional Order | 24.12.2013 | Macedonian Assembly, Hate Speech, Violations of the Principle of Secularity of the State, Lustration, Law...

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Attack on the constitutional order of the Republic of Macedonia 25 December 2012

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia is greatly concerned about the latest political events in the country. Representatives of the Committee on 24.12.2012, during the protest of the "People's Front" on one side, and supporters and members of the opposition on the other side, since its very beginning followed the happenings in the capacity of...

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Stop to the pressure on the health workers 06 December 2012

Having monitored the events connected to the doctors’ strike and at the same time acting upon their request for legal assistance, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia expresses its concerns about actions taken by the Ministry for Health, which point to abuse of competencies with “legal measures” for prevention of the constitutional right to strike.

Namely, the...

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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...

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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...

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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...