Macedonian Human Rights Movement International
Greek crackdown on Macedonian journalists draws international condemnation, new questions
Greek crackdown on Macedonian journalists draws international condemnation, new questions
The tense ordeal of four Macedonian journalists detained by police in a northern Greek village on Monday is gaining wider attention, and has caused an international outcry against the perceived heavy-handedness of Greek authorities- and what their apparent contempt for the free press may be covering for.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Tolerance and non-discrimination I, National minorities - Statement of the Home of Macedonian Culture
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Tolerance and non-discrimination I, National minorities - Statement of the Home of Macedonian Culture
My statement today shall focus on the rights of Macedonian national minority of Greece. In line with Greek nationalist ideology, successive Greek governments have failed to acknowledge the existence of a distinct Macedonian ethnic identity and Macedonian language. The attitude of Greek authorities to the very concept of minority rights deserves particular attention.
MHRMI Applauds United Nations Decision to Send Independent Expert on Minority Issues to Greece
MHRMI Applauds United Nations Decision to Send Independent Expert on Minority Issues to Greece
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) - Press Release Toronto, Canada - United Nations Independent Expert on Minority Issues, Ms. Gay McDougall, was in Florina (Lerin), northern Greece today to investigate minority issues and meet with members of Rainbow (Vinozhito), representing the Macedonian minority in Greece.
Parliament adopts resolution on Aegean refugees
Parliament adopts resolution on Aegean refugees
Source: MIA The Parliament of Macedonia adopted Wednesday unanimously by acclamation a Resolution on the Refugees from Military Actions in the Republic of Greece during the Civil and Second World War. It envisages the Government to support the legal struggle of the Aegeans with regard to returning the seized ...
A Decade After ECHR Judgment, Greece Continues To Refuse Registration Of The Home Of Macedonian Culture
A Decade After ECHR Judgment, Greece Continues To Refuse Registration Of The Home Of Macedonian Culture
July 10, 2008 marked the 10th anniversary of the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the case of Sidiropoulos and Others vs. Greece (ECtHR, 57/1997/841/8107) in which the court ruled that Greece's refusal to register the Home of Macedonian Culture constituted a violation of Article 11 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).
Ethnic Macedonian party accuses Greek authorities of wiretapping
Ethnic Macedonian party accuses Greek authorities of wiretapping
Either the Americans provide information to the Greek Foreign and Interior Ministries or - which is more likely - the Greek Secret Service (EIP) is wiretapping the telephones of the Macedonian representatives in Greece. How else can a strictly confidential document issued by the Greek media include even the tiniest ...
Bulgarian Prime Minister "not opposed" to the recognition of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria
Bulgarian Prime Minister "not opposed" to the recognition of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria
Bulgarian Prime Minister, Sergei Stanishev appeared on June 17th as a special guest speaker at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC. The topic of discussion at this forum was Transatlantic Security that Endures: Anchoring Southeast Europe and the Black Sea Region. In response to a ...
Massive pressure on Vinozhito: Greek deputy demands death penalty for Macedonians!
Massive pressure on Vinozhito: Greek deputy demands death penalty for Macedonians!
According to Athanassios Plevris the Macedonians committed felony when naming "Skopje” as "Macedonia” and the language as "Macedonian”. Death penalties were demanded for the members of the "VINOZHITO” party of the Macedonians in Greece, as well as for the Greek "Helsinki Watch” branch, by Member of Parliament Athanassios Plevris of "The People's Orthodox Rally” ("LA.O.S.”) party.
Discounts on Democracy in Europe: Who Should Determine How One Self-Determines?
Discounts on Democracy in Europe: Who Should Determine How One Self-Determines?
With its expansion ever since the end of the cold war, the European Union has been increasingly projecting itself as a moral force in global affairs. It has called itself a community of values and has been tirelessly repeating to would-be members that full embrace of democracy and human and minority rights is the only way into the club.
Bulgaria Again Urged To Review Its Policy Regarding OMO "Ilinden" - Pirin
Bulgaria Again Urged To Review Its Policy Regarding OMO "Ilinden" - Pirin
Source: http://assembly.coe.int/Main.asp?link=/Documents/Records/2008/E/0804151500E.htm On Tuesday 15 April 2008 in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Mr Lambert of Belgium put the following question to Mr Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights: "I would like to raise the issue of the political party OMO "Ilinden" PIRIN in Bulgaria.