WRITTEN COMMENTS OF THE EUROPEAN ROMA RIGHTS CENTRE CONCERNING MACEDONIA (for consideration by the United Nations Committee Against Torture, at its 54th Session 20 April to 15 May 2015) Cover Image

WRITTEN COMMENTS OF THE EUROPEAN ROMA RIGHTS CENTRE CONCERNING MACEDONIA (for consideration by the United Nations Committee Against Torture, at its 54th Session 20 April to 15 May 2015)
WRITTEN COMMENTS OF THE EUROPEAN ROMA RIGHTS CENTRE CONCERNING MACEDONIA (for consideration by the United Nations Committee Against Torture, at its 54th Session 20 April to 15 May 2015)

Author(s): Specified No Author
Subject(s): International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Security and defense, Evaluation research, Social differentiation, Studies in violence and power, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: European Roma Rights Center
Keywords: Macedonia; Roma; human rights; law enforcement; ill treatment; police brutality;
Summary/Abstract: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) respectfully submits these written comments concerning the Republic of Macedonia for consideration by the Committee Against Torture at its 54th Session (20 Apr - 15 May). The Republic of Macedonia has 2,022,547 inhabitants, of whom 53,879 (2.66%) have declared themselves Roma. However, as elsewhere in the region, the actual number of Roma is much higher than the official figure; various sources and research suggest that the number of Roma is between 150,000 and 260,000, with one unofficial study placing the number at 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 Skopje (23,475), with 56% of them concentrated in the municipality of Šuto Orizari (13,342).

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