Lerin(Florina)/Gorna Dzumaja (Blagoevgrad)/Pustec/Toronto/Melbourne
11 December 2013
Press Release - Vinozhito, OMO Ilinden PIRIN, MAEI, MHRMI and AMHRC
The Council of Europe held an event on November 25, 2013 to "celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Framework Convention (for the Protection of National Minorities)".
It would have been more appropriate to revisit the failures of the implementation of the Framework Convention. A perfect opportunity would have been the Advisory Committee’s third visit to Bulgaria, which took place from November 11-15, 2013. Bulgaria has ratified the agreement but is free to continue denying the existence of its Macedonian minority, execute state-sponsored discrimination and ignore various European Court of Human Rights rulings in favour of the Macedonian minority. Greece, which has never ratified the agreement (was this fact really "celebrated" by the CoE?), is, of course, free to do the same.
The Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) was honoured to host an international scholarly conference on the Partition of Macedonia and the Balkan Wars of 1912-13.
The conference was held at the Monash University Law Chambers from 4-7 September 2013.
The aim of the conference was to attempt a historical survey of the context and the effects, both short and long term, of the partition of Macedonia on the inhabitants of Macedonia, from a variety of perspectives, especially linguistic, sociological, anthropological and political.
The Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) presents...
Dates: 4th September – 7th September 2013
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Sydney, 5 July 2013
Today, a Macedonian community delegation* led by the Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee and the Macedonian community of Wollongong met with the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon. Bob Carr. The meeting was organised as part of ongoing consultations between the Macedonian community and the Federal Government. A range of important issues of concern were discussed, including possible Australian government recognition of the Republic of Macedonia under its official and democratically chosen name.