BHCR Reports

2017 CSОs report on Irregular Migration for South-Eastern Europe

USAID’s Migrant and Refugee Human Rights Protection Project implemented by MYLA, prepared a regional report on irregular migration in South East Europe, in order to strengthen regional cooperation among civil society organizations working in the area of asylum and migration. The BCHR authored section on Serbia explaining the definitions, legal framework and policy measures on irregular […]


Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia for April – June 2018

In the April-June 2018 period, the Republic of Serbia continued extending humanitarian assistance to a large number of migrants, without ascertaining in each individual case whether they were in need of international protection or issuing individual decisions determining their status. Following the adoption of the new Law on Asylum and Temporary Protection in the previous […]


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 […]


Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia 2017

The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights has published the sixth annual report on the right to asylum, containing an overview and analysis of the protection of refugees in Serbia in 2017. The majority of those in need of international protection in 2017 originated from countries that generate refugees, including individuals with special needs, victims of […]


Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia – Periodic Report for April-June 2017

In the April-June 2017 period, the Republic of Serbia continued extending humanitarian assistance to a large number of migrants, without ascertaining in each individual case whether they were in need of international protection or issuing individual decisions determining their status. The BCHR composed the quarterly report which comprised an analysis of the practices of the […]


Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Serbia

All children, regardless of any personal characteristics and legal status, have certain rights guaranteed by numerous international instruments. The fundamental principles for the protection of children are the respect of the child’s best interest in all activities that concern them and an absolute prohibition of discrimination on any and all basis. This document identifies the […]


Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia – Periodic Report for January-March 2017

In the January-March 2017 period, the Republic of Serbia continued extending humanitarian assistance to a large number of migrants, without ascertaining in each individual case whether they were in need of international protection or issuing individual decisions determining their status. The BCHR composed the quarterly report which comprised an analysis of the practices of the […]


A dangerous ‘game’: the pushback of migrants, including refugees, at Europe’s borders

People who are trying to access the EU in search of safety and dignity are being routinely abused by law enforcement officials in countries in the Western Balkans. State agents responsible for upholding fundamental rights are instead subjecting people to violence and intimidation and denying access to asylum procedures to those seeking international protection. Governments […]


Human Rights in Serbia in 2016

Belgrade Centre for Human Rights published its annual report on the state of human rights in Serbia in 2016. Among other topics, report contains an overview of migrant crisis and the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Serbia over the past year.


Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia 2016

The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights has published the fifth annual report on the right to asylum, containing an overview and analysis of the protection of refugees in Serbia in 2016. Compared to 2015, the number of asylum seekers has diminished by 98% (from 577.995 to 12.821). The majority of those in need of international […]