WRITTEN COMMENTS of the European Roma Rights Centre, Concerning Macedonia (For Consideration by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at its 56th Session Pre-session working group 12-16 October 2015) Cover Image

WRITTEN COMMENTS of the European Roma Rights Centre, Concerning Macedonia (For Consideration by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at its 56th Session Pre-session working group 12-16 October 2015)
WRITTEN COMMENTS of the European Roma Rights Centre, Concerning Macedonia (For Consideration by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at its 56th Session Pre-session working group 12-16 October 2015)

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Subject(s): Education, International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Welfare systems, Social differentiation, Health and medicine and law, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: European Roma Rights Center
Keywords: Macedonia; Roma; human rights; discrimination; social security; living standard; water; health; education;
Summary/Abstract: This list of critical issues with background information is presented by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) for consideration by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at its 56th Session (Presession working group 12 Oct- 16 Oct). It contains country-specific information on issues affecting Roma in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (hereinafter “Macedonia”) that raises questions under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (hereinafter “the ICESCR” or “the Covenant”). Macedonia has 2,022,547 inhabitants, of whom 53,879 (2.66%) have declared themselves to be Roma. However, the available unofficial estimate for Roma is 197,000 (9.56%). Roma live in 75 out of 85 municipalities across the country. According to official data, the majority of Roma live in the capital, Skopje (23,475), with 56% of Skopje’s Roma concentrated in the municipality of Šuto Orizari (13,342).

  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English