Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre Concerning Macedonia (For Consideration by the Human Rights Committee at its 112th Session 7-31 October 2014). Cover Image

Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre Concerning Macedonia (For Consideration by the Human Rights Committee at its 112th Session 7-31 October 2014).
Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre Concerning Macedonia (For Consideration by the Human Rights Committee at its 112th Session 7-31 October 2014).

Author(s): Specified No Author
Subject(s): International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Security and defense, Social differentiation, Studies in violence and power, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: European Roma Rights Center
Keywords: Macedonia; Roma; human rights; violence; ill treatment; police brutality; Freedom of Movement; discrimination;
Summary/Abstract: This list of critical issues with background information is presented by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) for consideration by the Human Rights Committee at its 112th Session (07-31 Oct 2014). It contains country-specific information on issues affecting Roma in Macedonia that raise questions under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). 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; 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: 8
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English