To allay suspicions of abuse of the law, Macedonia’s ruling party is contemplating making controversial dossiers of the former police informants available to the public.>>>
Law professor and former presidential candidate Ljubomir Frckoski says he is a target of a politically motivated witch hunt after the Lustration Commission started checking his files.>>>
Macedonia expects soon to get hold of the fugitive former customs chief, Dragan Daravelski, following Wednesday’s signing of a bilateral extradition deal with Serbia.>>>
Macedonian journalists and clergy are next in line for the controversial process of lustration aimed at purging former police informants from public office.
Croatia and Macedonia have signed an extradition agreement as part of a wider regional plan to prevent citizens holding dual citizenship from fleeing to another country to avoid prosecution at home.>>>
The last of the four war crime cases concerning atrocities originally alleged to have been committed by former ethnic Albanian rebels during the 2001 armed conflict have been annulled by the Macedonian justice system.>>>
Macedonia’s lustration commission said it believed the head of the Open Society Institute – Macedonia, Vladimir Milcin, had been a Communist-era police agent.
The so-called lustration commission, a controversial body tasked with rooting out former Communist-era spies, will soon get a new head, as demanded by the opposition.
Vladimir Milcin, head of the Open Society Institute – Macedonia, has denied allegations that he is a former Communist-era spy.
In a controversial move that has angered Macedoniaʼs opposition parties, the ruling coalition voted on Tuesday to abandon four war-crimes cases related to the 2001 conflict.
The International Red Cross may soon inspect the controversial Shutka prison after local human rights groups complained they are not allowed to check for possible human rights violations.
Observers are pessimistic that government plans to put an end to the practice of employing minorities without assigning them to work posts will solve the longstanding problem.
Macedonia’s junior ruling party is lobbying against a Council of Europe report that alleges that a criminal network linked to Kosovo Premier Hashim Thaci executed prisoners and harvested their kidneys.
Ruling parties' push to extend scope of Lustration Law to cover lawyers, clergy and NGOs, among others, causes dismay.
Officials in Skopje are mystified about recent reports in local newspapers that wartime Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic might be hiding in Macedonia.