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…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)