Within the frame of consultations of stakeholders for the second UPR of Macedonia, Studiorum submitted a Joint Submission together with Roma S.O.S. and LIL. This submission and all other documents for the review scheduled for January 30th, 2014, are now live online. We are glad to see that a majority of the recommendations and a big part of the critical assessment of the current situation found their place in the Summary prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The 16th edition of its Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI), covering events from 2012 in CEE and Euroasia, was released. The Index has tracked the progress of the CSO sector in twenty-nine countries over the past sixteen years. It examines the overall enabling environment for civil society, focusing on the legal environment, organizational capacity, financial viability, advocacy, service provision, infrastructure, and public image.
Studiorum starts the publication of a series of case comments and reviews on important Human Rights developments at the global level, as well as of important developments directly related to Macedonia.
CRPRC Studiorum published the study “National Human Rights Institutions in Macedonia: Normative Models and Challenges”, which looks at the two national Human Rights institutions in the country – the Ombudsperson and the Commission for Protection against Discrimination.
The International Conference “National Human Rights Institutions and the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Macedonia and the Western Balkans” was held on 3rd and 4th of October, 2012 at the EU Info Centre. Represetnatives from national Human Rights institutions and from CSOs from the Southeast Europe region gathered to discuss legal, policy and economic aspects of the current Human Rights institutional frameworks in the countries in SEE.
On November 28, 2012, The World Justice Project (WJP) released the WJP Rule of Law Index 2012 report. This year’s report includes, for the first time, a total of 97 countries and jurisdictions. Through its Human Rights Program, Studiorum has also contributed in the preparation of this Index.
CRPRC Studiorum’s representative participated in the annual legal seminar organised by the European Network of Legal Experts in the Non-Discrimination Field and the European Network of Legal Experts in the field of Gender Equality, which took place in Brussels on the 26th of November 2012.