On 6 May 2016 in Skopje, another publication on the European Convention on Human Rights in the Macedonian language was presented, with the translation of the handbook on the European data protection law. This is published by the IRZ in partnership with the Case Law Information and Publication Division of the ECHR, the European Council and the European Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).

The Handbook on the European data protection law is highly topical because of the widespread tapping of about half a million phone calls in Macedonia. Consequently, there has been a great deal of media interest. The academic portal Akademik and the press agency MIA were amongst those to report on the event.

The event was opened with a welcome speech by the German Ambassador's permanent representative, Hans-Helge Sander. The main speaker was the Macedonian judge at the Strasbourg Court, Dr. Mirijana Lazarova Trajkovska. All the participants emphasised the value of the publication for practical use.

The IRZ hosted the event together with its long-term project partners in Macedonia – the ombudsman, the Academy of Judges and Public Prosecutors, the Macedonian representative at the ECHR and the bar association.

The Macedonian translation of the Handbook on European data protection law is also available to download from the website of the Strasbourg Court: Прирачник за европското законодавство за заштита на податоците.

The event also represented an opportunity to introduce the latest edition of the journal published by the IRZ on European law "Evropsko Pravo" (EP), which has already been running for five years, which also deals with common ECHR topics.