The prospects of establishing border monitoring in Macedonia
Monitoring in its usual understanding means monitoring the conditions in jails, prisons, detention centres and other
facilities where freedom of movement of people is restricted . In this sense, the Macedonian Young Lawyers
Association has a long standing cooperation with the Ombudsman of the Republic of Macedonia . However, in the
recent years when asylum and migration issues have been put on the agenda and mass movements of people
inevitably influence the creation of migration policy and legal framework, countries started to pay specific attention to migration management and monitoring activities, usually performed by the NGOs (but also by independent state
bodies such as Ombudsman’s offices and International Organizations), which have been extended to places where the authorities come in contact with people on move: the border crossings or green border areas.