Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

2006 NEWS ARCHIVES

OSCE Implementation Meeting - Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, National Minorities - United States Delegation Statement
Mr. Moderator, The United States commends the High Commissioner's ongoing work in Central Asia, southeastern Europe and elsewhere focusing on critical minority issues such as education and multi-ethnic policing, and emphasizing integration rather than segregation of persons belonging to minorities.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Democratic institutions and free elections - Statement made by Mr. Zoran Todorov, member of the Delegation of the Republic of Macedonia - in exercising the right of Reply
Mr. Moderator, Allow me, on behalf of the Delegation of the Republic of Macedonia, to refer to the statements just been made by the distinguished representatives of Greece and Bulgaria. The answer to the question to belong (or not) to a national minority is not a sovereign right of the ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Citizenship and Political Rights - Statement of the Home of Macedonian Culture
Thank you Mr Moderator. Since we are talking about citizenship today, I would like to bring everyone's attention to discrimination which exists in Greece today with respect to citizenship. During the Civil War in Greece (1946-1949), thousands of Greek citizens fled Greece.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Democracy at the national, regional and local levels - Statement of Rainbow
Thank you Mr Moderator As we all know, one of the most basic elements of democracy is dialogue. Dialogue between citizens and the state, dialogue between NGOs and the state are most fundamental is this regard. Today I would like to talk about Greece's exclusion of the European Free Alliance - Rainbow, the political party of the ethnic Macedonian minority of Greece from this process.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - National Minorities - Statement of the Home of Macedonian Culture
Thank you Mr Moderator. Today I would like to talk about the use of traditional place names, the rights of minorities to use their first name and surname in their own language and the current policy of the Greek state to prohibit such names. During the inter-war period between World ...
Fundamental Freedoms II - Statement by the Greek Delegation, in Exercise of Its Right of Reply
Mr. Moderator, We heard this morning four statements with regard to the situation in my country. My delegation is of course happy to respond to all allegations made by NGOs.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Freedom of Association - Statement of the Home of Macedonian Culture
Thank you Mr Moderator. Today I would like to bring everyone's attention to a case concerning Greece's refusal to respect the right of freedom of association. In fact, the case concerns our organisation, the Home of Macedonian Culture, which remains unregistered due to reasons which I shall briefly outline.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Fundamental Freedoms II - Statement by the Greek delegation
1. I would like to mention some recent developments furthering protection of the freedom of religion in my country: - A law allowing cremation of the deceased has been adopted; - a legislative provision, providing that the opinion (of a non-binding character) of the local Orthodox Bishop was to be ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Freedom of Thought, Conscience, Religion or Belief - Statement of Rainbow
Mr. Moderator, ladies and gentlemen. Everyone can easily understand that one of the most fundamental principles of a democratic state should be freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief.