Challenges to the institutional infrastructure for protection against ethnic discrimination- case of multiethnic society

Ananiev, Jovan and Poposka, Zaneta (2013) Challenges to the institutional infrastructure for protection against ethnic discrimination- case of multiethnic society. New Balkan Politics, 13 (13/1). ISSN 1409-8709

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Abstract

Discrimination is one of the most common forms of human rights violations. In multi-ethnic, multi-confessional diverse societies such as the Macedonian one of the most evidently protected discriminatory ground is ethnicity, followed by race, religion and belief as potential inter-sectional multiple grounds. In the Republic of Macedonia discrimination occurs in many forms, from direct to indirect discrimination, from harassment to instruction to overt discrimination. Very often, the alleged victims are afraid to submit complaints to independent institutions due to different reasons among which are fear from victimization, lack of awareness of their rights, week protective mechanisms, etc. The paper elaborates both the existing legal and institutional framework for prevention and protection against discrimination on ground of ethnicity in the Republic of Macedonian, its gaps, insufficient capacity development as well as positive and negative collision of competences. Also, the paper analyzes the inter-institutional relations and lack of inter-institutional protocols and standard operating procedures among the champion institutions in the area of protection and prevention of ethnic discrimination. Finally, the paper identifies the key challenges and recommends actions for overcoming them. The text uses results from research that have been conducted in the Republic of Macedonia and related discrimination as an illustration of trends and patterns. Key words: discrimination, ethnicity, protective mechanisms, inter-institutional cooperation

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Political Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Jovan Ananiev
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2014 11:03
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2014 11:03
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/8992

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