American courts tend to decline deeming Human Rights cases moot where issues of governmental
violations based on race, ethnicity, language, religion, cultural and historic identity are “capable of
repetition, yet evading review.” FEC v. Wis. Right to Life, Inc., 551 U.S. 449, 462 (2007).
Unlike American courts, Strasbourg Court rulings against EU countries violating Macedonian minority
rights remain perpetually moot; essentially, backwards from the U.S.
Cases impacting Macedonian race, ethnicity, religion, language, history and cultural identity
adjudicated in the 2000’s under Strasbourg Court, remain “capable of repetition, and…” evading
meaningful review. Evidence from EU accession talks shows no end to EU discriminatory bad acts
against Macedonian identity by repeat offender EU countries such as Bulgaria and Greece. The EU
effectively uses accession talks to erase indirectly what the EU could not achieve in a Human Rights
court room directly.
This EU design flaw often puzzles American Diplomats because the EU portrays itself as a Human
Rights leader. However, upon closer inspection, the EU remains a chronic Human Rights offender.
European Court Of Human Rights “…has consistently ruled that it does not have jurisdiction to verify,
by reference to Article 46 § 1, whether a Contracting Party has complied with the obligations imposed
on it by one of the Court’s judgments…”
Effectively, the EU lacks juridical organs with jurisdiction to verify and enforce, by reference to Article
46 § 1, or otherwise, whether a violator EU state (such as Greece or Bulgaria) complies with
Macedonian minority obligations imposed under Strasbourg’s judgments.
Case history illustrates how and why EU repeatedly fails to guarantee citizens of Macedonian
ethnic origin “what is otherwise a very simple idea: that EU constitutionally guarantee the right
and preservation of Macedonian language, history, and culture before every single EU state.”
During Spring 2023 lectures at The Faculty Of Law University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Bitola
(UKLO) founded 1979 Универзитет „Св. Климент Охридски” – Битола, American attorneys
Steve Gligorov (visiting professor) and Dan Predescu (assistant) identified numerous technical
EU failures as a driving force why N. Macedonia shall immediately pause discriminatory EU
accession talks, and instead engage fast tracked American Freely Associated Statehood
accession talks with USA.
Freedom from governmental discrimination on US soil is guaranteed. EU soil is not designed
to do the same. USA Senate Resolution 311 connects a better way for N. Macedonia to join the
American Freely Associated States instead of the discriminatory EU states.
By: Steve Gligorov, Original Co-founder of United Macedonian Diaspora and Dan