On Monday, 22 May 2017 at the Envoy Conference Centre in Belgrade, the Belgrade Center for Human Rights held a working meeting to mark the end of the project Making a Difference for Refugee Children in Europe, which has been implemented since July 2016, with the support of the International Rescue Committee, with financial resources of the Department for International Development of the British Government (DFID/UK Aid). Purpose of the working meeting was to present recommendations reached by over 100 representatives of relevant state institutions and civil society organizations, participants of previous working meetings (in Belgrade, Subotica, Sabac and twice in Nis), as well as to define the final recommendations for the improvement the practice of providing protection for unaccompanied and separated children migrants in the following areas: first contact with unaccompanied children and standards of conduct, the victim – identification and treatment, alternative care, inter-agency cooperation.
The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights is extremely concerned by the pressures and infringement on the independence of the institution of the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection and the public prosecution service’s increasingly frequent refusal to comply with the Commissioner’s rulings. (more…)
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. (more…)
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.
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. The Belgrade Centre puts effort in raising awareness of citizens and institutions on the position of asylum seekers and refugees, and promotes solutions to problems observed in practice. (more…)