Projects

Protection Response in Eastern Serbia

Donor: International Rescue Committee

Duration: March 2017 – February 2018

The aim of the project was to provide consistent protection monitoring and a referral mechanism in Eastern Serbia. The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights will work on achieving improvement in several areas – providing legal information to refugees on asylum procedure and their rights in Serbia, direct humanitarian provision to most vulnerable groups, strengthening a referral mechanism and the capacities of local organizations. One of the main characteristics of the project is developing an effective cross-borders cooperation with Hungarian Helsinki Committee, in terms of information exchange and joint strategic litigation before national and international bodies.

 

Support to refugees and asylum seekers in the Republic of Serbia

DonorUNHCR

Duration: January 2017 – December 2017

With support of the UNHCR Office in Belgrade, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights will continue to provide free professional legal assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Serbia. Despite the fact that the Asylum Act prescribes the right to free legal aid in the asylum procedure, which is not provided by the state. Thus specialized non-governmental organisation took over the role of providing legal counseling and necessary information as a prerequisite for enjoying  rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Serbia guaranteed by the Asylum Act.

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Promoting accountable and professional reporting on issues of rights of migrants and refugees

Donor: OXFAM

Duration: January – May 2017

The project will support building capacity of young professionals, media and general public to influence and contribute to the establishment of accessible, transparent and effective democratic systems that support the democratic application and enforcement of the rule of law, which is sensitive to issues of human rights of migrants and refugees. (more…)

Making a Difference for Refugee Children in Europe

Donor: International Rescue Committee / DFID UK Aid
Duration: July 2016 – June 2017
 
The overall objective of this project was the protection of unaccompanied or separated migrant and refugee children in Serbia, primarily through the provision of legal assistance and information about the asylum system and child rights in Serbia, as well as through the collection of information that are essential for finding safer, legal paths to reconnect with their families’ members or finding other forms of durable solutions.

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Migrant and Refugee Crisis in Western Balkan Countries

Donor: OXFAM

Duration: August 2016 – October 2016

Within this project the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights has prepared a legal analysis of the Asylum Act from a gender perspective. The analysis was presented at the round table in the House of Human Rights and Democracy with the participation of local and international CSOs dealing with the rights of women and the protection of refugees.  (more…)

Protection Response in Dimitrovgrad

Donator: International Rescue Committee and OSF
Duration: February 2016 – August 2016

 

The aim of the project was to provide consistent protection monitoring and a referral mechanism in the area where this was not available. The BCHR worked on achieving improvement in three main areas – the coordination of IRC partners in protection issues in Dimitrovgrad, building a referral mechanism, and strengthening local capacities. (more…)