Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia – Periodic Report for January–June 2021

August 30, 2021

Capture Right to AsylumBelgrade Centre for Human Rights has compiled a periodic report “Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia – Periodic Report for January–June 2021”. Periodic Report has been prepared by the legal and integration team of the BCHR’s Asylum and Migration programme 

The Report analyses the treatment of the asylum seekers and refugees in Serbia in the first six months of 2021, based on information the BCHR team obtained during their legal representation in the asylum procedure and provision of support in their integration, and during team’s field work. 

In addition to illustrating relevant decisions by the asylum authorities, the Report also describes the BCHR’s initiatives and activities aiming to facilitate the integration of refugees and asylum seekers. The Report also comprises data the BCHR collected through regular cooperation and communication with the state authorities and UNHCR. The statistical data cover the 1 January – 30 June 2021 period

The “Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia – Periodic Report for January–June” is available HERE.

Testimony of Diana Ćelić from Novi Sad about police torture and suspicious death of her son Milovan

August 25, 2021

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BCHR is represnting Ms. Diana Ćelić, before the Constituional Court of Serbia. She is the mother of Milovan Ilić from Novi Sad who had been victim of police torture in May 2018.

He was not long after that event found dead in city park. Using the available legal mechanisms Diana is seeking to establish all the facts regarding the death of her son and to prove that the night before his death he was the victim of police officers torture.

This is her story.

Notice on the results of the Call for project proposals for national grants for addressing migrant smuggling prevention and/or the protection of smuggled migrants

July 12, 2021

4The eight-member Selection Committee has decided to support 4 projects in the Republic of Serbia within the project Security for People and Borders – Combating Smuggling of Migrants in the Western Balkans.

The project is implemented with the European Union funds. In accordance with the terms of the Call, after the further evaluation the Selection Committee decided to support 4 projects from the received project proposals that meet the formal requirements of the Call.

On this occasion, we would like to thank all the participants for their time and effort, and congratulations to the project winners!

Supported Projects 

Place

Applicant

Evaluation

Beograd

Info Park

89,71

Babušnica

Lužičke rukotvorine – Ž.E.C.

86

Pirot

Udruženje žena „Lav“

80,29

Vranje

Centar za društvene integracije

77,29

 Supported Projects

New intercultural workshop part of the CoolTour Tube program

June 28, 2021
ct 1Last week, young people, who are part of the CoolTour Tube program – Mina and Karox, had an opportunity to run an intercultural workshop for local youth.
 
Participants learned more about interculturality, prejudices, and diversity, while Mina and Karox were given a space to share the knowledge that they have acquired. Besides that, young people wrote haiku poetry inspired by solidarity and togetherness. We will share their poems soon.
 
The workshop is part of the CoolTour Tube program, which is part of the project “Support to refugees and asylum seekers in the Republic of Serbia”, which is implemented by the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights with the support of UNHCR.
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Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia – Periodic Report for January–March 2021

May 17, 2021
Capture periodicni azil engBelgrade Centre for Human Rights has compiled a periodic report “Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia – Periodic Report for January–March 2021” covering the first three months of 2021, addressing specific issues that, in view of its team, were particularly important in the reporting period. They include Constitutional Court decisions on claims concerning violations of some of the fundamental human rights of asylum seekers and migrants, which the BCHR had alerted to in its prior reports, as well as analysis of the asylum authorities’ practice and some of their noteworthy adopted decisions. 
 
Difficulties and challenges in integration of refugees maintained, however, there are some identified headways in exercising of particular rights, such as right to education. Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants were allowed to sign up for vaccination and be vaccinated in the first quarter of the year, following the procedure of immunization launched in the Republic of Serbia at the end of 2020.
 
The authors endeavored to point to examples of good practices, but also to certain gaps in regulations and in the work of competent authorities, through the perspective of human rights standards, as well as through the personal stories of asylum seekers.
 
The aim of such an approach is for the Republic of Serbia to develop a more functional asylum and integration system. In this regard, the BCHR team offered recommendations for improving existing solutions.
 
The “Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia – Periodic Report for January–March 2021” is available HERE.
 
 

Call for project proposals for national grants for addressing migrant smuggling prevention and/or the protection of smuggled migrants

April 29, 2021

2The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights invites you to apply for a call for project proposals for the award of national grants related to the prevention of smuggling of migrants and/or protection of smuggled migrants, within the project Security for People and Borders – Combating Smuggling of Migrants in the Western Balkans. The project is implemented with the European Union funds.

All (non-profit) civil society organizations can apply by May 31, 2021 at the latest.

For more detailed conditions and rules for submitting proposals, please see document: 2. Guidelines for Applicants.

An online information session on project implementation, financial monitoring and reporting will be organized on May 11, 2021 at 1 p.m. All those interested can apply for participation in the information session no later than May 10, 2021 at: https://forms.gle/qwHHmVPhBCvFrX5f9.

Project proposals, applications for the information session, as well as all questions and requests for clarification should be sent to: goran@bgcentar.org.rs

Please take note of the following documents:

1. Call_for_Proposals_ENG

2. Guidelines for Applicants_ENG

3. Annex A – Application Form __ENG

4. Annex B_Budget template_ENG

5. Annex C