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About us

Institute for Human Rights was established on 01.06.2009. Its inauguration and public introduction happened on 21.10.2009 in the presence of eminent and famous public persons from the country, as well as the ambassadors and representatives of foreign organizations and missions in the Republic of Macedonia.

Mission

Securing, promotion, advancement and protection of human rights and freedoms through research, analysis, education and other means of action.

Vision

Institute for Human Rights - credible and recognizable stakeholder in acting towards securing, promotion, advancement and protection of human rights and freedoms.

Uniqueness

Symbios of knowledge and experience in the field of human rights and freedoms and enthusiasm in implementing the vision and mission.

Values

  • Equality
  • Tolerance
  • ТTransparency and accountability
  • Inclusivity
  • Professionalism
  • Democratic dialog and managing

Strategic priorities and objectives

Justice and Human Rights

Strengthening confidence in the judiciary

Legal certainty

Strengthening legal certainty

Reduce violations of human rights and freedoms of the European Convention on Human Rights

Advancement of human rights and freedoms of the European Convention on Human Rights

Freedom of expression and association

Advancement of freedom of expression and association

Equality and non-discrimination

Equal treatment of citizens of Republic of Macedonia - advancement of equality, prevention and protection against discrimination

Constitutional Court - guarantee for the protection of human rights

Enhanced protection of human rights before the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Macedonia

Fighting corruption

Contributing to the reduction of corruption in the public sector

Right to a healthy environment

Advancement and promotion of the right to a healthy environment

Institutional and Organizational Development of the Institute for Human Rights

Strengthening the capacity, investment in and development of human resources of the Institute for Human Rights

Structure of the organization

Assembly of the Institute for Human Rights

The Assembly is the highest governing body of the Institute for Human Rights and is consisted of the whole membership.

President of the Institute for Human Rights

Margarita Caca Nikolovska

Member (Judge of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and former judge of the European Court of Human Rights)

Management board

Margarita Caca Nikolovska

Member (Judge of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and former judge of the European Court of Human Rights)

Agim Miftari

Member (Judge of the Supreme Court of Macedonia retired )

Vera Koco

Member (Judge of the Supreme Court retired)

Vanja Mihajlova

Member (former member of the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption)

Tatijana Temelkoska

Member (National officer for Rule of Law at OSCE Mission to Skopje and former executive menager of the Academy for Judges and Prosecutors)

Filip Medarski

Member (lawyer)

Slavica Dimitrievska

Member (State Adviser at The Ombudsman of RM)

Margarita Caca Nikolovska

Born November 28, 1950.

Graduated to the Faculty of Law in Skopje in 1975 and subsequently worked as a trainee at the Regional Court in Skopje.

Appointed as judge of  the District Court in Skopje in 1978. Judge of the Regional Court in Skopje in 1987, working mostly on civil cases (later renamed the Court of Appeal).

Judge at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Macedonia from 1997 to 1998 (works on administrative cases and civil and criminal cases).

Elected judge to the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France by the Assembly for the period 1998-2001. Re-elected as a judge in the same court for a period of six years.

Member of professional associations.

Member of the founding committee for establishing the Macedonian Association of Judges

Member of the Macedonian Association of judges from 1993.

Member of the board of Macedonian Association of judges from 1993

Chairman of the Committee for International Relations of the Macedonian Association of Judges

Trainer and teacher at many national and international seminars and workshops

A representative of the Macedonian Association of Judges in the European and international association of judges (1995-2006)

President of the Commission for parliamentary elections in 1994  

Active member of the Macedonian committee for international children protection until 1998

Foreign languages – English, French, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Greek and Russian

Honours- elected for a woman of the year from the American biography institute in Ralley USA.

Agim Miftari

Born on 25.10.1944 in the village Vidushe - Gostivar.

He graduated from the Law Faculty in 1971.

He passed the bar exam in 1974, when he was elected judge of the Municipal Court I Skopje, where he worked as a judge in the criminal department.

In 1982 he became a judge in the District Court in Skopje.

From 1987 to 1992 he was Vice President of the District Court in Skopje. From 1992 to 1995 he performed the duties of President of the District Court in Skopje. In the court he worked exclusively on items of criminal matters.

In 1995 he was appointed judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Macedonia in the criminal department.

One of the founders of the Association of Judges of the Republic of Macedonia. He is a member of the Board of the Association since its establishment in 1993.

In the period from 1993 to 1998 he was vice president of the Association of Judges. In 1998 he was elected for a President of the Association and in 2002 was re-elected to the same office. He is a member of the Board of the Center for Continuing Education Association of Judges. Educator in the realization of the educational programs of the Association of Judges and the Centre for Continuing Education, and lecturer in the field of criminal law more seminars.

He has published several articles in "Judicial Review" about criminal matters.

He was a member in several committees that worked on preparing the new text of the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code.

He was elected judge of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands, representing the Republic of Macedonia from 2002.

In 1984 he was awarded the Order of Labor with silver wreath.

Vera Koco

Born: 1943

Education: Bachelor of Law with a degree from the Faculty of Law at the University "St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje – judicial section

Judicial Career: Judge at Basic Court Skopje II - now Basic Court Skopje II since 1978 (Civil Division)

Judge at the Appellate Court since 1988 (Civil Division)

Judge at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Macedonia since 2002

(Civil and administrative department)

Retired from November 2007

Professional engagements:

Member of the Association of Judges of the Republic of Macedonia (MJA)

Member of the Board of MJA

Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Continuing Education of MJA

After retirement  she is an educator at the Academy for Training of Judges and Public Prosecutors

Languages: Macedonian-native, Serbian, Croatian, and English

Working with computer: Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer

Vanya Mihaylova

She finished Faculty of law at the university and passed the bar exam in 1989.

In 1993, she graduated from the Academy of American and International Law at the University Methodists in Dallas - Texas - United States. In 1995, she was appointed by the Government as  Deputy Minister and Head of International Financial works  in charge of cooperation and leading negotiations on behalf of the Government with international financial institutions such as World Bank, IMF, EBRD, EIB, the Development Bank of the Council of Europe and others, as well as bilateral creditors.

She was the Macedonian representative in the Administrative Council of the Development Bank of the Council of Europe in Paris (from 1997-2000);

Head of the delegation at the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of measures to prevent money laundering within the Council of Europe and member of the expert team of the Council of Europe (from 1997-2000). In 2002, the she was appointed by the Parliament as a member of the Commission for Prevention of Corruption (until 2007);

Since 2007 she works as a legal adviser on issues of good governance and corruption.

Published numerous publications in national and international journals, among which: "European Financial Service Law," "Journal of Money Laundering Control"; "IDLI" - Institute of International Law in Rome, "Contemporary International Law Issues" at the International Law Institute in Hague and others.

Zharko Hadzi - Zafirov

Advisory board

Margarita Caca Nikolovska

Member (Judge of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and former judge of the European Court of Human Rights)

Agim Miftari

Member (Judge of the Supreme Court of Macedonia retired )

Vera Koco

Member (Judge of the Supreme Court retired)

Vanja Mihajlova

Member (former member of the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption)

Мерсел Биљали

Член (Универзитетски професор )

Милојка Калкашлиева

Член (Судија на Врховен суд на Р. Македонија во пензија)

Коста Петровски

Член (Јавен обвинител во пензија)

Константин Хаџи Лега

Член (Судија на Врховен суд на Р. Македонија во пензија)

Ирена Цуцулоска

Член (Помлад соработник во Бирото за застапување на РМ пред ЕСЧП)

Саше Димовски

Член ( Новинар)
Македонско здружение на млади правници

Zarko Hadji Zafirov

Member (lawyer)

Margarita Caca Nikolovska

Born November 28, 1950.

Graduated to the Faculty of Law in Skopje in 1975 and subsequently worked as a trainee at the Regional Court in Skopje.

Appointed as judge of  the District Court in Skopje in 1978. Judge of the Regional Court in Skopje in 1987, working mostly on civil cases (later renamed the Court of Appeal).

Judge at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Macedonia from 1997 to 1998 (works on administrative cases and civil and criminal cases).

Elected judge to the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France by the Assembly for the period 1998-2001. Re-elected as a judge in the same court for a period of six years.

Member of professional associations.

Member of the founding committee for establishing the Macedonian Association of Judges

Member of the Macedonian Association of judges from 1993.

Member of the board of Macedonian Association of judges from 1993

Chairman of the Committee for International Relations of the Macedonian Association of Judges

Trainer and teacher at many national and international seminars and workshops

A representative of the Macedonian Association of Judges in the European and international association of judges (1995-2006)

President of the Commission for parliamentary elections in 1994  

Active member of the Macedonian committee for international children protection until 1998

Foreign languages – English, French, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Greek and Russian

Honours- elected for a woman of the year from the American biography institute in Ralley USA.

Agim Miftari

Born on 25.10.1944 in the village Vidushe - Gostivar.

He graduated from the Law Faculty in 1971.

He passed the bar exam in 1974, when he was elected judge of the Municipal Court I Skopje, where he worked as a judge in the criminal department.

In 1982 he became a judge in the District Court in Skopje.

From 1987 to 1992 he was Vice President of the District Court in Skopje. From 1992 to 1995 he performed the duties of President of the District Court in Skopje. In the court he worked exclusively on items of criminal matters.

In 1995 he was appointed judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Macedonia in the criminal department.

One of the founders of the Association of Judges of the Republic of Macedonia. He is a member of the Board of the Association since its establishment in 1993.

In the period from 1993 to 1998 he was vice president of the Association of Judges. In 1998 he was elected for a President of the Association and in 2002 was re-elected to the same office. He is a member of the Board of the Center for Continuing Education Association of Judges. Educator in the realization of the educational programs of the Association of Judges and the Centre for Continuing Education, and lecturer in the field of criminal law more seminars.

He has published several articles in "Judicial Review" about criminal matters.

He was a member in several committees that worked on preparing the new text of the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code.

He was elected judge of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands, representing the Republic of Macedonia from 2002.

In 1984 he was awarded the Order of Labor with silver wreath.

Vera Koco

Born: 1943

Education: Bachelor of Law with a degree from the Faculty of Law at the University "St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje – judicial section

Judicial Career: Judge at Basic Court Skopje II - now Basic Court Skopje II since 1978 (Civil Division)

Judge at the Appellate Court since 1988 (Civil Division)

Judge at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Macedonia since 2002

(Civil and administrative department)

Retired from November 2007

Professional engagements:

Member of the Association of Judges of the Republic of Macedonia (MJA)

Member of the Board of MJA

Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Continuing Education of MJA

After retirement  she is an educator at the Academy for Training of Judges and Public Prosecutors

Languages: Macedonian-native, Serbian, Croatian, and English

Working with computer: Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer

Vanya Mihajlova

Завршен Правен Факултет при Универзитетот во Скопје, положен правосуден испит во 1989 година.
Во 1993 година, ја заврши Академијата за американско и меѓународно право при Методистичкиот Универзитет во Далас – Тексас – САД. Во 1995 година, именована од страна на Владата за помошник министер и раководител на секторот за меѓународни финансии. дговорна за соработка и водење на преговори во име на Владата со меѓународните финансиски институции како што се: Светска банка, ММФ, ЕБОР, ЕИБ, Банката за развој при Советот на Европа и други, како и со билатералните кредитори.

Македонски претставник во Административниот совет на Банката за развој при Советот на Европа во Париз ( од 1997-2000 );

Шеф на македонската делегација при Комитетот за експерти за евалуација на мерките за спречување на перење пари при Советот на Европа и член на експертскиот тим на Советот на Европа ( од 1997-2000 ). Во 2002 година, именована од страна на Собранието на РМ за член на Комисијата за спречување на корупција(до 2007 );

Од 2007 година, работи како правен советник за прашањата од добро владеење и корупција.

Објавени публикации во бројни домашни и меѓународни списанија, меѓу кои и во: European Financial Service Law,” ”Journal of Money Laundering Control”; IDLI”- Институт за меѓународно право во Рим, “Contemporary International Law Issues” при Меѓународниот правен институт во Хаг и други.

Executive office

Мирослав Драганов
Извршен директор
e-mail: miroslav.draganov@ihr.org.mk
Кратка биографија
Јелена Кадриќ
Проектен координатор и финансиски менаџер
e-mail: jelena.kadric@ihr.org.mk
Маја Стојаноска
Проектен координатор и правен истражувач
e-mail: maja.stojanoska@ihr.org.mk
Џенифер Џеладин
Проектен координатор и истражувач
e-mail: dzenifer.dzeladin@ihr.org.mk
Кристина Дода
Проектен координатор и правен истражувач
e-mail: kristina.doda@ihr.org.mk