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

Australian Tennis Player Stopped at Belgrade Airport

6.2.2022. Case No. MLG35/2022 Novak Đoković v. the Ministry for Home Affairs, ruled on in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, attracted huge attention of media, politicians, legal experts, as well as laymen. Thanks to the social and traditional media, even those not interested in the case learned about its outcome. Herewith a similar albeit fictional case illustrating how this specific field of law is governed in Serbia.


„Encounters- a short guide on interculturality, acceptance and togetherness“

2.2.2022. A new brochure of the Belgrade Centre for Human rights: „Encounters- a short guide on interculturality, acceptance and togetherness“ provides information on important terms connected to the topic of interculturality and cultural identities. This guide also shares concrete examples and practical guidelines on intercultural communication, acceptance and diversity, solidarity, and allyship. This youth-friendly guide motivates […]


Collection of Papers Marking the 70th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees – Seven Decades of Legal Protection of Refugees

25.1.2022.The BCHR has the honour to present a new publication: Seven Decades of the Legal Protection of Refugees – Collection of Papers Marking the 70th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. The 70th anniversary of the adoption of one of the key international treaties – the Convention Relating to the […]


BCHR Holds Annual Final Event “Challenges in Refugees’ Integration in Serbia, Focusing on (Tertiary) Education”

27.12.2021. On 23 December 2021, the BCHR hosted the final annual event Challenges in Refugees’ Integration Process in Serbia, Focusing on (Tertiary) Education in the Human Rights House. The BCHR has traditionally been holding final events on issues relevant to the integration of refugees in Serbia’s society at the end of the year. The event provided […]


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 […]



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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