In May, Macedonia ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, which entered into force in September. However, legislation giving effect to the Convention was not implemented in practice. The 2006 Law on Equality between Men and Women remained to be fully implemented.
Amnesty international visit/report
Amnesty International delegates visited Macedonia in October.Amnesty International's Concerns in Macedonia: January-June 2009 (1 September 2009)