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Forum on respect of human rights in Macedonia

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The state of human rights in Macedonia is not perfect, but unfortunately it is also the case in other countries. Any advancing to that effect requires more funds, awareness, good will and efforts from all of those dealing with this matter, participants in the Human Rights Forum in Skopje concluded on Wednesday.

‘There is always something we can do not only to upgrade the legal framework (on human rights), but also to improve ours and the lives of other people step by step,’ Petrus Theunisz, an International Team Leader of the Civil Society Support Facility for Macedonia ‘Civica Mobilitas’ told the gathering.

This forum, he said, offers opportunity to evaluate the present situation and what can be done for making progress.

Margarita Caca Nikolovska, chair of the Institute for Human Rights considers the respect of human rights of marginalized groups is the gravest in Macedonia, as their rights have been violated on several  grounds. She underlined the need of a cooperation between the intuitions and NGOs in dealing with and raising of the public awareness about this form of discrimination.