CRPRC Studiorum
CRPRC Studiorum

Study: “National Human Rights Institutions in Macedonia: Normative Models and Challenges”

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.

CRPRC Studiorum published the study “National Human Rights Institutions in Macedonia: Normative Models and Challenges”. This study looks at the two national Human Rights institutions in the country – the Ombudsperson and the Commission for Protection against Discrimination. It focuses on the relevant legal and policy aspects for these NHRIs and gives conclusions and recommendations for reforming the current framework in line with the relevant international standards, including the obligations of Macedonia under international Human Rights law. For better informed recommendations, a comparative analysis of five NHRIs and an assessment of the use effectiveness of resources allocated to the NHRIs in Macedonia, were conducted and are annexed to this study.

The text of the study benefited greatly from the comments on its first draft by an expert group which met in September 2012, and the discussions of panellists and participants at the international conference “National Human Rights Institutions and the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Macedonia and the Western Balkans”, held in Skopje in October 2012. The study was reviewed by Prof. Richard Carver (Professor at Oxford Brookes University) and Uranija Pirovska (Executive Director of the Helsinki Committee of the Republic of Macedonia).

The study was published within the project “Solving an Institutional Puzzle: What National Human Rights Institution Model for Macedonia,” whose main purpose is to provide evidence-based policy recommendations for the process of institutional model design of the NHRIs in Macedonia in line with both the international standards and best practices and the political and socio-economic specificities in the country. We hope that it will serve as a ground for initiating debate on institutional framework reforms in line with the NHRI international standards.

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