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UN Conference Report: Unrecognized Minorities in Albania, Bulgaria and Greece
The following is an excerpt from the Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group-Greece's Statement at the UN WGM Conference (Partly or Fully Unrecognized) National Minorities (Statement to the UN Working Group on Minorities, 7th session, Geneva, 14-18 May 2001) The existence of a minority is "a matter of fact, not a matter of law" said the International Court of Justice in the interwar period.
OSCE 2000 - Freedom of Movement - Presentation by the Home of Macedonian Culture
Written presentation by the representative of the Home of the Macedonian Culture Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentleman, Does freedom of movement mean that you have the right to visit your relatives or your friends around the world? Does freedom of movement mean freedom to visit the village or the city ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Statement on Bulgaria and Greece, Freedom of Association of Macedonian Minorities
Press Release by the Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group-Greece http://www.greekhelsinki.gr/ Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group - Greece have for years worked on human rights and in particular on minority rights in Southeast Europe. The concerns below reflect their related work, but also the views ...
Report on the Lack of Human Rights for Macedonians in Bulgaria
Macedonians of Bulgaria in Uncertainty A joint mission of Bulgarian and Macedonian Helsinki Committees finds the human rights of Macedonians of Bulgaria precarious Vienna, Sofia, Skopje, 10. October 2000. On 1, 2 and 3 October Meto Jovanovski from the Macedonian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights and Krassimir Kanev from the ...
Norwegian NGO Denounces Greece's Harrassment of Macedonian Writer
Norwegian Forum for Freedom of Expression (NFFE) is a non-governmental organisation established in 1995 by 15 major organisations within the mediafield in Norway to promote the observance of the internationally recognised article 19 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Through our source, Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM), Athens, we have ...
Greece Denies Entry to Macedonian Writer
SOURCE: Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM), Athens (GHM/IFEX) - GHM has been informed that, on 30 May 2000, writer Vasko Karadza, citizen and resident of Skopje, Macedonia, was denied entrance into Greece at the Greek-Macedonian border because he was "registered in an inadmissible list" (sic). This occurred even though he held a legal visa issued by the Greek Consulate in Skopje on 29 May.
MHRMC Response to National Geographic Article on the Balkans
To the Editor: "The Balkans” map supplement was intended to provide a comprehensive analysis of an area in which ethnic tensions have frequently erupted into conflict. However, it only perpetuated the myths that have often been the source of these conflicts. For example, National Geographic seems to adhere to the Greek position that this country is ethnically homogenous.
Appeal to the OSCE from the Ethnic Macedonians in Greece, Bulgaria and Albania
Istanbul Summit, November 18-19, 1999 The Ethnic Macedonians from the neighbouring countries of the Republic Macedonia, especially Greece and Bulgaria, in the past ten years had made big efforts to attract the attention of the international community in regards to the gross injustice done to them by the state structures in the countries where they live.
Appeal for Recognition of Minorities in Greece
The following are excerpts from the International Helsinki Federation's 1999 Report on Greece. For the full text please click here IHF FOCUS: Freedom of expression and media; protection of ethnic minorities; citizenship; religious tolerance; protection of asylum seekers and immigrants. Government efforts to improve Greece's traditionally poor human rights record ...
European Parliament Election Results
This news item is courtesy of the Rainbow Party On the 13th of June, 1999, the RAINBOW Party (representing the Macedonian minority in Greece) participated in the European Elections. Elections for the European Parliament are held in all the member countries of the European Union. The number of representatives a country is allotted depends upon its population.