As a partner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights has, since 2012, provided asylum-seekers in Serbia with free legal aid: they are explained their rights and obligations and represented before the proper authorities in Serbia and the European Court of Human Rights.

We continuously monitor the state of affairs both in the countries where the asylum-seekers come from and in Serbia. All of our findings and reports are available at the Centre’s webpage at www.azil.rs

Action Plan on Inclusion and Integration 2021-2027

The European Commission has presented the new EU Action Plan on Inclusion and Integration (2021-2027). The current Action Plan proposes concrete actions, gives guidance and delineates funding for initiatives meant to bring inclusion for all.


Refugees as Successful Entrepreneurs in Serbia

“For a good business, we need to be pioneers and venture bravely, removing every stone in our way. As they say – keep on truckin’!” I can be an entrepreneur. So can you. So can all of us. We recently met up with Bakhytzhan, a refugee from Kazakhstan, who goes by the nickname Baha in […]


PUBLIC DISCOURSE ON REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS IN 2021

The analysis of media reports and public opinion leads to the conclusion that public interest in migration and refugees in the RS waned in 2021 compared to 2020. Debates on issues concerning the refugee and migrant population appear to have largely moved from the mainstream media and daily politicking domains to the Internet and social media.


First Refugees as Entrepreneurs Session Held

14.2.2022. Within its Refugees for Refugees project activity, the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) integration team on 7 April 2022 organised the first session devoted to the entrepreneurial experiences of refugees in Serbia. The session, which was opened and facilitated by BCHR’s Integration Specialist Nina Miholjčić, aimed to bring together refugees with substantial entrepreneurial […]


UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Issues Serbia Recommendations on Improving the Situation of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants

On 4 March 2022, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted its Concluding observations on the third periodic report of Serbia on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). After its three-day review of alternative reports, including, on 21 February, of the Alternative Report  of the […]



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New Reports

BCHR PRESENTS ITS ANNUAL REPORT ON THE RIGHT TO ASYLUM IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights presented its annual report Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia in the Belgrade Media Center on Wednesday, 23 February 2022. The Report editor Ana Trifunović said that the data of the Serbian Commissariat for Refugees and Migration showed that over 60,000 people resided in Serbian asylum and […]

Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia Periodic Report for July–September 2021

23.11.2021. The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) team has compiled the report on the right to asylum in the Republic of Serbia, covering the July-September 2021 period. The report analyses the treatment of the asylum seekers and refugees based on the information the BCHR team obtained during their legal representation in the asylum procedure […]

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 Belgrade Centre for Human Rights’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 […]

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

Belgrade Centre for Human Rights has compiled a periodic report 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 […]

Recommended reports

Goran Sandić, Complementary Forms of International Protection in the Republic of Serbia, 2019

The document „Complementary Forms of International Protection in the Republic of Serbia“ aims to promote the alternative legal and administrative regulation of statuses in the field of migration and humanitarian protection. The document offers recommendations for changes to relevant laws in this area. Regarding complementary forms of protection, positive laws of the Republic of Serbia […]

Common Western Balkan Migration Policy: Borders and Returns

This is the first BRMC Regional Policy Paper. Its main purpose is to present to the general and professional public, as well as to stakeholders, the migration situation in the Western Balkans region, particularly through the overview of the relevant regulations mainly focused on the various modalities for the return of migrants. Unlike most regional […]

Access to Asylum and Reception Conditions in the Republic of Serbia

Belgrade Centre for Human Rights and the International Rescue Commitee published a report on the access to asylum procedure in Serbia which also includes the analysis of the reception conditions. The report outlines the situation following the adoption of new legislation on asylum and foreigners and gives a set of recommendations to the Government on […]

Closed Borders

This Programme Report on the impact of the borders closures on people on the move, with a focus on Women and Children in Serbia and Macedonia, provides an analysis of the protection concerns that people on the move, especially women and children, face in Macedonia and Serbia following the closure of the Balkan route and […]

As a partner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights has, since 2012, provided asylum-seekers in Serbia with free legal aid: they are explained their rights and obligations and represented before the proper authorities in Serbia and the European Court of Human Rights.

We continuously monitor the state of affairs both in the countries where the asylum-seekers come from and in Serbia. All of our findings and reports are available at the Centre’s webpage at www.azil.rs