Invest in education and language acquisition to build a cohesive society, says Commissioner Muižnieks in Skopje
“The Macedonian authorities should implement policies that encourage interaction and understanding between ethnic communities and promote social cohesion while protecting diversity,” said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, after a five-day follow-up visit to “the...
Country visit report
Bridging interethnic divisions should be a top priority in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”
"Several milestones have been reached since the signing of the Ohrid Framework agreement which ended the 2001 conflict, including in the areas of local government, the use of languages and equitable representation. However, deep politicisation along party lines and political patronage undermine...
Human rights of Roma and social cohesion should be strengthened, says Commissioner Muižnieks in Skopje
"The authorities of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" should address more vigorously the factors which continue to undermine social cohesion in this multiethnic country. Targeted initiatives should be developed to build trust and promote social interaction between the communities, as...
Letter to the Prime Minister of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"
Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" CommDH(2010)36 / 07 September 2010 Reply to the letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to the Prime Minister of "the former...
Report on visit to "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"
Report by the Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Thomas Hammarberg, on his visit to "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" from 25 to 29 February 2008 CommDH(2008)21 / 11 September 2008
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* On 16 March 2022, the Committee of Ministers adopted a decision by which the Russian Federation ceased to be a member of the Council of Europe, after 26 years of membership.
** All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999) and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.