As of December 31 2022, 248 petitions were submitted to the Commission on Prevention and Protection against Discrimination (KSZD), and seven procedures for protection against discrimination by official duty were also initiated. For comparison, in 2021, 86 petitions were submitted, said Commission on Prevention and Protection against Discrimination VesnaBendevska at today’s presentation in Skopje of the Annual Report on the work of the KSZD for 2022. Bendevska informs that the number of submitted petitions is growing enormously.
“Out of 86 petitions in 2021, 248 were submitted in 2022. It is the biggest proof that the trust of the citizens in this institution is growing every day. It shows that we are on the right track to realize our strategic goal and vision. The commission should be recognized as a relevant, credible actor in the democratization of this society, in the fight against discrimination of every citizen,” Bendevska stressed in a statement to the media.