The 2019 Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia Report has been prepared by the BCHR team based on the experience in providing legal assistance to asylum seekers and persons who have been granted asylum. The Report is based on the review and analysis of the application of the national regulations in the asylum procedure and in other administrative proceedings related to the integration into Serbian society. The data in the Report, covering the 1 January – 31 December 2019 period, were obtained from the UNHCR Office in Belgrade, the Serbian Ministry of Internal Affairs and the national Asylum Office. In general, although there has been progress made regarding the exercise of the right to asylum, the asylum system in the RS is still far from being fully functional. Asylum seekers and recognised refugees still heavily depend on the assistance provided by NGOs and systemic solutions and effective coordination between the state authorities are lacking.
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