Roma Lawyers Association

Skopje, Macedonia
Joined December 2016
Presence in: Macedonia

The Macedonian Roma Lawyers Association is an independent, non-profit organization formed by a group of Roma law students and graduates, including the first Romani lawyer, which is one of the only two Roma lawyers in Macedonia. The association was founded in August 2015 in response to the needs of Roma lawyers to enter the legal profession and to be able to represent the interests of the Roma community in the country, to have their opinion valued, to initiate and contribute to public policies and law analyses and also to advocate for future changes in respect to the Roma in Macedonia.

The mission of the Roma Lawyers Association is to encourage and support personal and professional development of young Roma lawyers in order to protect the legal interests of the Roma community in Macedonia.