Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre Concerning Macedonia (For Consideration by the Committee on the Elimination of the Racial Discrimination at its 87th session 03 - 28 August 2015) Cover Image

Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre Concerning Macedonia (For Consideration by the Committee on the Elimination of the Racial Discrimination at its 87th session 03 - 28 August 2015)
Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre Concerning Macedonia (For Consideration by the Committee on the Elimination of the Racial Discrimination at its 87th session 03 - 28 August 2015)

Author(s): Specified No Author
Subject(s): Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Evaluation research, Social differentiation, Studies in violence and power, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: European Roma Rights Center
Keywords: Macedonia; Roma; human rights; racial discrimination; leaving country; housing; violence protection;
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 the Elimination of the Racial Discrimination at its 87th session (03 - 28 August 2015). It contains country-specific information on issues affecting Roma in Macedonia that raises questions under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD or Covenant hereafter). The Republic of Macedonia has 2,022,547 inhabitants, of whom 53,879 (2.66%) have declared themselves Roma. However, the available unofficial estimate for Roma is 135,490 (6.77%). 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: 13
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English