Macedonian Human Rights Movement International
Greece: Last in Civil Liberties in the Free World According to Freedom House
Press Release - Greek Helsinki Monitor http://www.greekhelsinki.gr Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM) cites, once again, that Greece has been rated last in civil liberties among "free countries" in the just published Freedom House annual report, Freedom in the World 2002: The Democratic Deficit (available at: http://www.freedomhouse.org/research/freeworld/2002/essay2002.pdf).
The Case of Non-Registration of the Home of Macedonian Civilization
The following is a description of the Greek authorities' refusal to register the Home of Macedonian Civilization, even though the Home won their European Court case against the Greek state in 1998 for this very reason. For more information about the European Court case victory, please visit: http://www.mhrmi.org/news/98/eurocourt2....
Minority Language Activist Bletsas Found NOT Guilty in Historic Court Decision
by Johan Haggman "I'm of course very happy and relieved" Aroumanian language activist Sotiris Bletsas told Eurolang after the verdict. Domenico Morelli, representing the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages in the Bletsas case, says that this is a great victory for minority languages in Greece.
Appeal for Minority Rights in Greece
We call upon Greece to ratify, without any declaration or reservation, the Council of Europe's Framework Convention on National Minorities (FCNM), and to recognize the presence on its territory of minorities, according to the prevailing international standards, as specified inter alia in General Comment by the UN Human Rights Committee ...
A Delegation from the EFA and EP visits Northern Greece
News Item Courtesy of the Rainbow Party On Monday, November 20th, 2001, a member of the European Parliament, Mr. Mayol, along with Dr. George Nakratzas (political advisor of the European Free Alliance (EFA) on minority issues in the Balkans) as well as representatives of RAINBOW - Vinozhito (the political party of the Macedonian minority in Greece) visited the mayor of the municipality of Edessa (Voden), Mr.
Macedonian Religious Service in Greece
"St. Zlata Meglenska" Church, located in the Sabotsko municipality in Meglen, Greece, has entered the history of the Macedonian minority in Aegean Macedonia. As Radio Deutsche Welle reports, a Macedonian language religious service was allowed to take place for the first time without any interference from Greek authorities.
Macedonians in Albania Demand Their Rights
At the conference in organization of the European Council held Friday in Tirana, national minorities in Albania spoke up , demanding realization of their basic rights i.e. right to education in their mother language, right to informing as well as participation in state administrative sphere. Macedonians, Greeks, Serbs, Montenegrins, ...
Media Freedoms and Minorities in Greece and in the Balkans
Greek Helsinki Monitor Home of Macedonian Culture Rainbow - Organization of the Macedonian Minority in Greece Minority Rights Group - Greece Our organizations support the recommendations below on greater freedom of movement in the Balkans, and welcome their endorsement by the Southeast Europe Media Organization (SEEMO) Print Media Committee and its commitment to help implement them.
Macedonians Win Landmark European Court Case Against Bulgaria
Press release issued by the Registrar For the full text of the judgement please visit: http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/Hudoc2doc2/HEJUD/200110/stankov+ilinden%20-%2029221jv.chb1%2002102001e.doc CHAMBER JUDGMENT IN THE CASE OF STANKOV AND THE UNITED MACEDONIAN ORGANISATION ILINDEN v. BULGARIA The European Court of Human Rights has today notified in writing judgment [fn] in ...