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

New edition of AIDA report on the asylum system in Serbia

In February 2017, the Asylum Information Database (AIDA) published the new edition of the report on the asylum system and integration of refugees in Serbia, created by the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights. The report contains the newest statistical data on the asylum procedure in Serbia, on the relevant legal framework, as well as on […]


The Implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement

The agreement between EU member states and Turkey was made in March 2016, whereas Turkey pledged to halt illegal migration to Europe. The agreement implied that the EU states may return refugees who entered their territory from Turkey, and at the same time creating special conditions for Syrian refugees in Turkey; for every refugee from […]


By-law regulating integration is adopted

2008 Asylum Act stipulates that the Republic of Serbia, within its means, will provide conditions for the inclusion of refugees in the social, cultural and economic life and facilitate their naturalization (Article 46, Asylum Act); the manner in which this is to be done will be determined by the Government on the proposal of the […]


Refugee Situation in Serbia in January 2017

The number of refugees and migrants in Serbia continued to rise in the first month of 2017, with UNHCR estimate is that around 7,900 refugees and migrants weeere in the country at the end of January. One of the reasons for this can be found in the recent change in admission policy of the Hungarian […]


New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants adopted at historic UN summit

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the New York Declaration for refugees and Migrants at a historic summit that was held on 19 September 2016. The Declaration reflects political will for to improve the protection of refugees, especially regarding responsibility sharing. However, the Declaration is a product of compromise and therefore it has a […]


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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