The Republic of Macedonia is threatened with the first Resolution with an indictment by the Council of Europe if until March this year it doesn’t issue an apology to the German citizen of Lebanese origin, Kalid el-Masri.

This was said at today’s press conference about the second monitoring report regarding the reforms in the judiciary, organized by representatives of three non-government organizations that are implementing “Joint action for urgent reforms in the judiciary” project.

Angela Shumkoska from the Association of young attorneys explained that the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasburg, in the case of El-Masri against Macedonia was made in 2012 and that it still hasn’t been executed.

While discussing the execution of court orders from the ECHR for Macedonia, in December 2017, The Committee of Ministers at the Council of Europe has stated that the country is obliged to issue an apology to EL-Masri until March 2018. At the same meeting, the Committee of Ministers has issued a warrant for preparing a draft-timeframe resolution that would be accepted by the MInisters of the Council of Europe at the meeting in June, if Macedonia doesn’t meet its obligations.