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 […]


Human Rights in Serbia in 2017 

Belgrade Centre for Human Rights published its annual report on the state of human rights in Serbia in 2017. 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. This publication can be downloaded here.


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 […]


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

The report A Dangerous ‘Game’ is based on 140 interviews with people on the move, with research conducted by the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Macedonian Young Lawyers Association (MYLA), and support from Oxfam. It exposes a disturbing pattern of brutality and abuse by law enforcement officials against migrants, including children, with […]


The Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees in the Republic of Serbia with special focus on the right to work and the right to education

The purpose of this publication is to provide legal and factual insights into the current state-of-play of the economic, social and cultural rights of migrants and refugees in the Republic of Serbia, and to bring recommendations to advance this area of policy and practice, on a human rights basis. The publication focuses on two human […]


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 […]


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.


Safe Passage

Testimony of people arriving in Dimitrovgrad, Serbia from Bulgaria Whilst authorities along what is now commonly known as the Western Balkans route have attempted to facilitate the movement of refugees and migrants, for those traveling through Bulgaria the situation appears to be much tougher, with frequent allegations of abuse and ill-treatment by the authorities and […]