Documents: Fundamental rights - Human rights - Prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

 Immigration detention in North Macedonia expressed in numbers

  •  29 December 2021
  •  Igor Stojcevski
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

The number of detained persons in 2021 (388) is continuously increasing compared to the previous years (2020 – 317, 2019 – 225). There is a slight decrease in the number of detained children in 2021 (55) compared to the same period in 2020 (76). The average period that children spent in detention in RTC Vinojug is 29 days and the maximum is 50 days. In most cases, legal guardian was appointed to the unaccompanied detained children. However sometimes there was a delay in the timely appointment of a guardian. In 2021 the persons were detained at three locations in RC Gazi Baba, RTC Vinojug and RTC Tabanovce. Migrants at RTC Vinojug who were detained as witnesses in the proceedings against the smugglers continued to be held in quarantine before being brought in front of a public prosecutor.

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 Влијанието на социјалните и на мас-медиумите во креирањето на јавното мислење последиците од него изразени преку градење стереотипи, дискриминација,

  •  15 December 2021
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

 The state of asylum in the Republic of North Macedonia 2020

  •  23 November 2021
  •  Teodora Kjoseva Kostadinovska, Igor Stojchevski
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

This report is a comprehensive overview of the various practices, policies and procedures in relation to the asylum system in Republic of North Macedonia in 2020. The Report emphasizes the key challenges faced by the asylum seekers and the refugees during the asylum procedure and during realization of other rights. In order to produce this document, we used: a) data gathered during representation of asylum seekers, refugee and migrants, persons under subsidiary protection and recognized refugees in North Macedonia; b) data gathered through monitoring of the condition and treatment of the authorized bodies towards the refugees and migrants in the Transit Centers where MYLA has accessible offices and c) data gathered during the attendance in the Reception Center for Asylum Seekers in Skopje. Furthermore, in order to prepare this Report, we gathered public information, as well as numerous available reports and literature.

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 Report from consecutive visits on the situation and conditions in the penitentiary-correctional institutions in the Republic of North Macedonia in July 2021

  •  15 November 2021
  •  Ina Dzugumanova, Arben Gudachi
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

his report was prepared within the framework of the project “Eliminaton of Torture and Inhuman Treatment in Prisons and Deteniton Facilities”, funded by the European Union. For the purposes of the project, a Memorandum of Cooperaton was signed between the Macedonian Young Lawyers Associaton, the Helsinki Commitee for Human Rights and the Administraton for Execution of Sanctions. The report is based on field visits by the representative of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights – Ina Dzugumanova, representatives of the Macedonian Young Lawyers Association – Arben Gudachi and Irena Zdravkova, as well as external experts hired by the monitoring team, psychiatrist – Marija Kostadinovska and psychotherapist – Elisaveta Sekulovska. The experts were hired to assess the potential impact of material condidions in prisons and detention facilities on persons staying in these facilities. The assessment was conducted by providing psychiatric and psychotherapeutic counseling to convicts and talking

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 Дискриминацијата во Република Северна Македонија: правна регулатива, предизвици и перцепција за дискриминаторските основи

  •  14 December 2020
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Analysis

 Between action and inaction – reforms in chapter 23

  •  16 April 2018
  •  European Policy Institute-Skopje and Helsinki Committee for the Human Rights
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

This policy brief summarises the main findings and recommendations from the Shadow Report on Chapter 23 for the period from May 2016 to January 2018 prepared by the European Policy Institute-Skopje and the Helsinki Committee for the Human Rights. The reporting includes three distinct periods: - period prior to the early parliamentary elections on 11 December 2016, - transition period after the elections and before the formation of the new Government on 31 May 2017 and - period from the election of the new Government by the end of January 2018. The report presents the key developments in the analysed period and provides policy recommendations in each of the areas of Chapter 23. For a detailed analysis of all areas please see the Shadow Report.

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 Shadow Report on Chapter 23: May 2016 - January 2018

  •  30 March 2018
  •  Network 23
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

Project “Network 23+” implemented by the European Policy Institute-Skopje and the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights aims at providing structured contribution of the civil society in monitoring and assessing the policies included in Chapter 23 of the EU Acquis – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights. This report unifies all the findings, conclusions and recommendations that resulted from the monitoring of the areas structured in Chapter 23 – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights into a single coherent entirety. In fact, this is the third Shadow Report published by “Network 23”. The previous two cover the periods of October 2014-July 2015 and July 2015-April 2016. This report encompasses the period between the beginning of May 2016 and the end of January 2018. The report’s period has been extended in order to correspond to the new cycle of European Commission reports, which are to be released in April.

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 Monitoring brief on Chapter 23 - Judiciary and Fundamental rights for October 2017

  •  17 November 2017
  •  Network 23
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report

 Анализа на кривично-правната заштита за кривичните дела против слободите и правата на човекот

  •  13 January 2017
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Analysis

 Monitoring brief on Chapter 23 - Judiciary and Fundamental rights for June 2016

  •  29 July 2016
  •  Network 23
  •  National
  •  Non-governmental organization
  •  Report
Key documents
  • European Commission Screening report for the Republic of Croatia
  • The Treaty on European Union
  • Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
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