Corner Press release

Breach of workers’ rights at a shoe factory in Kumanovo reported 24 November 2017

Breach of workers’ rights at a shoe factory in Kumanovo was reported to the Helsinki Committee. According to claims of employees, their employer failed to provide them with written monthly salary estimates, preventing them from seeing the monthly calculation of their salary and the contributions included. According to the Law on Labour Relations employers have an obligation to provide workers...

Corner Reports

Monthly report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Macedonia for October 2017 21 November 2017

The monthly report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Macedonia for October 2017 covers topics from the following areas: Judiciary, Discrimination, Hate speech, Hate crimes, Textile workers, Police brutality, Legislation, and Draft Law on Free Legal Aid.

You can download the monthly report from the following link.

Corner Press release

Breach of workers’ rights identified at a clothing manufacturer in Makedonska Kamenica 20 November 2017

 Following a request for a non-scheduled supervision submitted by the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, the State Labour Inspectorate – Regional Unit Delčevo identified breach of workers’ rights at DPTU Tekstil M DOO Makedonska Kamenica. Upon the conclusion of the supervision exercise and statements given by the employees, the state labour inspector identified breach of provisions of...

Corner Publications

Analysis of the situation of people with physical disabilities in the Republic of Macedonia 14 November 2017

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia within the project "Civil society support to social cohesion and diversity policy making" funded by the British Embassy in Macedonia, has prepared the Analysis of the situation of people with physical disability in the Republic of Macedonia  

The analysis contains the research findings for the needs for changes of...

Corner Publications

Analysis of the situation of people with intellectual disability and combined disabilities in the Republic of Macedonia 14 November 2017

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia within the project "Civil society support to social cohesion and diversity policy making" funded by the British Embassy in Macedonia, has prepared the Analysis of the situation of people with intellectual disability and combined disabilities in the Republic of Macedonia 

The analysis contains...

Corner Press release

Meeting held with representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and the State Labour Inspectorate 13 November 2017

Members of the Helsinki Committee held a working meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy – Department for Violations of Labour Relations and Health and Safety on the Workplace and of the State Labour Inspectorate on 10/11/2017. Most urgent breaches of labour rights of textile and leather workers documented by the Helsinki Committee were discussed at the meeting,...

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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...