Shadow report on Macedonia’s compliance to ICCPR for the 115th HRC session

5 June 2015

Subversive Front, together with the Coalition SHRMC, the Center for International Human Rights of Northwestern University School of Law, and the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights, Global Initiative for Sexuality and Human Rights, have prepared and published this Shadow Report on Macedonia’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), for consideration at the 114th Session of the Human Rights Committee.

This report focuses in particular on the following violations of the ICCPR rights:

  1. Hate crimes and hate speech targeting people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity, and targeting in particular LGBTI human rights defenders and the NGOs with which they work;
  2. Macedonia’s failure to meet its positive obligations to ensure ICCPR rights;
  3. Discrimination with respect to health care and identity documents, in violation of Article 26 (equality and non-discrimination) and Article 17 (right to protection of privacy, honour and reputation).

The report can be freely downloaded here:

Macedonia’s Compliance to ICCPR, Shadow Report, S-Front, final, EN