"Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia 2016"

March 20, 2017

The Belgrade Center for Human Rights presented its annual report "Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia 2016" at the press conference held on 20 March 2017.A total of 12,821 foreigners expressed the intention to seek asylum in Serbia in 2016. The state’s treatment of migrants in 2016 was primarily influenced by the policies of the neighbouring countries and decisions taken at the EU level.
The European Court of Human Rights established that Hungary violates the rights of refugees

March 15, 2017

In its decision Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary from 14 March 2017, the European Court of Human Rights found that Hungary violated several provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights by returning two asylum seekers from Bangladesh (after carrying out the accelerated asylum procedure in Röszke detention unit) back to Serbia in 2015.
Statement by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

March 7, 2017

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, on 24 February 2017, published statement regards the Duties of States Towards Refugees and Migrants under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Statement is available here.
Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia - Periodic Report for October-December 2016

February 9, 2017

Belgrade Centre for Human Rights provides free legal assistance and monitors the situation in the field of refugee law in the Republic of Serbia within the project Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Serbia.
Lisbon Forum "Migration and human rights: How to structure effective collective action? Best practices and shared knowledge in the Mediterranean and European space"

November 30, 2016

Belgrade Centre for Human Rights took part in Lisbon Forum 2016, which was organized by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe. On behalf of Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, Ms. Sonja Tošković participated in Panel I – Human rights of the people on the move, presenting the situation in Republic of Serbia, with special focus on migration and asylum system in Serbia.
Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia - Periodic Report for July - September 2016

October 27, 2016

The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) continued implementing the project involving the provision of legal aid to refugees and asylum seekers with UNHCR’s support in the latter half of 2016. BCHR lawyers continued regularly visiting Asylum Centres and extending legal advice to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants with a view to familiarising them with their rights and obligations.