Macedonian Helsinki Committee

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia was founded in 1994 as a non-governmental organization for human rights promotion and protection. The Committee’s mission is to protect and promote human rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia and the international instruments regarding civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights as well as the 1975 Helsinki Final Document. The Committee offers free legal aid following complaints submitted by citizens, undertakes casework, legal initiatives, research and dissemination on human rights, organizes conferences, seminars, trainings, monitors the activities of the national institutions and the way they exercise their authorities. In order to inform and alert the Macedonian public in cases of human rights and freedoms violations, the Committee reports to international institutions, non-governmental organizations, agencies and the academic community, through monthly and yearly reports, legal analysis, press releases, etc.