Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

Reports

OSCE Implementation Meeting - Freedom of Movement - Statement of Rainbow
Thank you Mr Moderator This morning I would like to talk about Greece's denial of the right to freedom of movement to individuals born within its borders. Although Article 9.5 of the Copenhagen document states that States will respect the right of everyone to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country, Greece has and continues to ignore this OSCE commitment.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Democratic institutions and free elections - Statement by the Greek delegation, in exercising the right of Reply
Permit me to say a few things, as a reply to statements made by previous speakers. 1. As to a statement on the Muslim Minority in Greece, I would like to stress that the principles of the State policy towards the Muslim Minority are those of equality before the Law and equal protection of the Law, without any discrimination.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - National Minorities - Statement of Rainbow
Thank you Mr Moderator. My statement today shall focus on the linguistic rights of national minorities. Specifically I shall speak about the Macedonian speaking community in Greece.
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 - 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 - 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.