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

Belgrade Youth Cooperative Discriminated against Refugee

25.11.2022.In response to a complaint filed by the Belgrade Centre of Human Rights, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality issued an opinion finding the Belgrade-based Youth Cooperative Bulevar in violation of Article 8 in conjunction with Article 16 of the Serbian Anti-Discrimination Act, because it refused to accept as its member a minor granted […]


Second Session of Series on Higher Education of Refugees in Serbia Held

17 October 2022. The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights integration team on 13 October 2022 organised the second session of the series on the higher education of refugees in Serbia within the Refugees for Refugees activity. The session was opened and moderated by BCHR’s Integration Adviser Nina Miholjčić, who highlighted the importance of higher education […]


From A to Z – Guide to Refugee Education in Serbia

27.09.2022. School days are the best days of our lives. Whether or not we agree with this saying, most people in the world attend school. Although education is often taken for granted, a lot of people have trouble accessing this fundamental human right. Estimates are that nearly a half (48%)[1] of refugee children do not […]


Kathia –Biochemist in the Making

02.09.2022. Kathia first came to Serbia from faraway Burundi in search of refuge in 2019 in the company of her mother. The twenty-three-year-old Burundian knew nothing about the country she had come to, let alone that she would soon adjust to the Serbian way of life, learn the language, start studying biochemistry at a state […]


Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia Periodic Report for January–June 2022

16.08.2022. This Report analyses the treatment of the asylum seekers and refugees in Serbia in the first six months of 2022, based on information the BCHR team obtained during their legal representation in the asylum procedure and provision of support in their integration, and during its field work. The Report also comprises data the BCHR […]



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New Reports

Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia Periodic Report for January–June 2022

16.08.2022. This Report analyses the treatment of the asylum seekers and refugees in Serbia in the first six months of 2022, based on information the BCHR team obtained during their legal representation in the asylum procedure and provision of support in their integration, and during its field work. The Report also comprises data the BCHR […]

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 […]

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