Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

Reports

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.
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 - Brief Dialog Between the Representative of Rainbow and the Greek Ambassador at the OSCE during the HDIM in Warsaw
Source: Greek Helsinki Monitor www.greekhelsinki.gr At the recent HDIM (Human Dimension Implementation meeting) of the OSCE in Warsaw (25-30 September, 2005) dedicated mainly to human rights and minority issues, Rainbow has been participating as an organization of the Macedonian minority in Greece.
Eurolang Press Release - Greece and Bulgaria Strongly Criticized on Minority Issues
by Georgios N. Papadakis Representatives from Macedonian and Turkish minority organizations at the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of the OSCE in Warsaw, ending last Friday (30.9.2005), told the meeting that Greece continues to refuse to recognize any ethnic or linguistic minorities, other than the so-called "Muslim” minority in the west Thrace region.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Anti-Semitism, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, Presentation by Rainbow/Vinozhito
Mr. Moderator, May I first ask if you can see and hear me? Thank you because according to an earlier speaker I am someone who does not exist.* * The Greek ambassador in his reply to yesterday's and this morning's sessions once again refused to acknowledge the existence of the Macedonian minority in Greece.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, Presentation by Rainbow/Vinozhito
Mr. Moderator, In the framework of today's morning session we are focusing in the topic of racism and xenophobia. Should a person claim that there are citizens in Europe at the beginning of the 21st century who do not possess the right to visit the graves of their parents or have the right to live and die in their place of birth, this would sound bizarre.