Tag: Macedonia

Adoption and Amendments of the Laws within the Human Rights Framework for LGBTI

Sexual orientation has been noted as a fairly new concept in human rights law and practice and a point of stark contention in daily political discourse. The guiding principles of the human rights approach on sexual orientation relate to equality and non-discrimination. Non-existing legislation for protection of sexual minorities has posed to be an issue … Continued

EC: Macedonia is not sufficiently combatting against discrimination and LGBTI rights

In the recent report of Macedonian progress on the way to EU integration, it is stated that Macedonia doesn’t put enough efforts in combating against discrimination. Also, the Commission criticized the country for excluding sexual orientation as one of the basis for discrimination; there is no legal framework that forbids discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation as a separate form of discrimination.

Parliament urges Montenegro and FYR Macedonia to step up efforts against LGBTI discrimination

Thursday, 10 March 2016 Today, the European Parliament adopted two of its annual progress reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. MEPs addressed recommendations on LGBTI rights to Montenegro and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Discrimination, hate speech and hate crime against LGBTI people, remain a strong concern for the Parliament in both countries. In this … Continued