Duration: January 2016 – December 2016
Considering the ever-increasing resolve of many states to shut their borders to refugees despite their obligations under international law not to do so, the Belgrade Centre has been advocating intensely for changes and improvements in the policy of Serbia when it comes to accessing the asylum procedure and the functioning of the asylum system. In addition it has been advocating to change the mechanism for the integration of persons who are granted asylum in Serbia, seeing as how this issue has been generally neglected since the Law on Asylum entered into force in 2008. Bearing this in mind, the Belgrade Centre continues to cooperate with the proper authorities in order to strengthen their capacity by means of seminars, training sessions, and expert publications.
The Belgrade Centre continues to provide assistance to all persons interested in seeking asylum in Serbia or who are otherwise at risk of having their rights under international and domestic law violated.