Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

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Human Rights Watch Declines to Denounce Name Negotiations as Attack on Macedonia's Most Basic of Rights
Human Rights Watch Declines to Denounce Name Negotiations as Attack on Macedonia's Most Basic of Rights
Despite requests by Macedonian Human Rights Movement International that Human Rights Watch (HRW) - as one of the world's most influential human rights organizations - denounce the UN-sponsored name negotiations aimed at changing Macedonia's name, HRW has declined. The reason given by Benjamin Ward, Deputy Director of HRW's Europe ...
MHRMI Defends the Existence of the Macedonian Nation - Yes, It's the Year 2016
MHRMI Defends the Existence of the Macedonian Nation - Yes, It's the Year 2016
The Hill: It's 2016, and Macedonia is a real place Georgea Polizos makes a perfect presentation of Greece's illogical and incoherent, ever-changing, position on the Macedonia issue in her response to my op-ed in The Hill. But before I get to Ms. Polizos' technical justification about why it's acceptable ...
Exchange in The Hill on Podesta's use of "fyrom" instead of Macedonia
Exchange in The Hill on Podesta's use of "fyrom" instead of Macedonia
A comment by Bill Nicholov from the Macedonian Human Rights Movement International, published in The Hill, sparked an exchange with the American Hellenic Institute, on the use of the temporary reference. Nicholov wrote about the revelation in the Wikileaks cache of hacked emails, that Hillary Clinton's campaign head John ...
Victims of lesser-known forms of racism face an uphill battle
Victims of lesser-known forms of racism face an uphill battle
Source: thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/foreign-policy/307664-when-greece-and-hillary-clinton-tried-to-erase-macedonia What if a politician or his/her campaign chair made a derogatory comment that negates the ethnic origin of an entire group, and continued a policy that ignores persecution of this group and seeks to change its ethnic identity? Breaking news, right? Huge scandal? Only if it's a higher-profile group.
MHRMI Meets with US State Department Officials, Calls on US to Support Macedonia's Name, Macedonian Minority Rights, and to End its Interference in Macedonian Politics
MHRMI Meets with US State Department Officials, Calls on US to Support Macedonia's Name, Macedonian Minority Rights, and to End its Interference in Macedonian Politics
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International President, Bill Nicholov, met with US State Department officials on October 19, 2016 and called for the United States to immediately end its calls for Macedonia to change its name and to denounce the name negotiations. Nicholov called for the US to help end ...
MHRMI Condemns Greece's Blacklisting of Macedonians as MHRMI Activist is Denied Entry into Greece
MHRMI Condemns Greece's Blacklisting of Macedonians as MHRMI Activist is Denied Entry into Greece
Slavko Mangovski, MHRMI International Coordinator and a dual-citizen of the US and Macedonia, was denied entry into Greece on October 24, 2016 at the Medzitlija/Niki (Negochani) border crossing. He was told by border officials that he is on the "list of undesirables”, Greece's blacklist of Macedonian human rights activists, ...
MHRMI Meets with UN Special Envoy Matthew Nimetz, Calls for his Resignation and an End to the Macedonia Name Negotiations
MHRMI Meets with UN Special Envoy Matthew Nimetz, Calls for his Resignation and an End to the Macedonia Name Negotiations
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in New York City, Macedonian Human Rights Movement International President, Bill Nicholov, met with Ambassador Matthew Nimetz, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on the name issue. MHRMI called for Mr. Nimetz to resign and, as his predecessor Robin O'Neil did, to publicly denounce the name negotiations.
Greece - The Republic of Irrelevance
Greece - The Republic of Irrelevance

There is a misconception among some that Macedonia and Greece must agree to a new name for Macedonia in order to end the so-called name dispute. Greece has been successful in giving the impression that their opinion matters. What the oppressor, Greece, thinks is irrelevant.

MHRMI Demands the Return of Original Macedonian Names in Greece
MHRMI Demands the Return of Original Macedonian Names in Greece
TORONTO, Sept 14, 2016 - The Council of Europe, in its claim that it protects minority rights, guarantees "the use of one's personal name...and topographical names in the minority language." Why then, are Macedonians still forced to use Greek-imposed names, not allowed to name their children using ...
25th Anniversary of Macedonia's Independence - MHRMI Demands Respect for Macedonia's Name
25th Anniversary of Macedonia's Independence - MHRMI Demands Respect for Macedonia's Name
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International would like to congratulate the Republic of Macedonia on the 25th year of its independence. And condemn its various governments for 25 years of ludicrous controversy and negotiations of our age-old name. MHRMI reiterates its demand that Macedonia immediately end the name negotiations and ...