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Commissioner highlights key steps to better respect the rights of victims and deal with the past in the region of the former Yugoslavia

08/02/2024 Strasbourg

In her letters to the Prime Ministers of the Council of Europe member states in the region of the former Yugoslavia, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, recommends specific steps to be taken to deal with the violent past and move more resolutely toward social...

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Letter

North Macedonia: Parliament should seize opportunity to protect the human rights of trans people and execute the European Court’s judgment on legal gender recognition

07/07/2023 Strasbourg

In a letter addressed to the Macedonian Parliament published today, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović strongly encourages ongoing efforts to bring the Macedonian legal framework in line with Council of Europe standards in the field of legal gender recognition for...

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Country visit

Invest in education and language acquisition to build a cohesive society, says Commissioner Muižnieks in Skopje

02/02/2018 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...

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Country visit report

Bridging interethnic divisions should be a top priority in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

09/04/2013 Strasbourg

"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...

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Country visit

Human rights of Roma and social cohesion should be strengthened, says Commissioner Muižnieks in Skopje

29/11/2012 Strasbourg

"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...

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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...

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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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