Marking the Human Rights Day

The House of Human Rights and Democracy on 8 December 2017 marked international Human Rights Day by opening the exhibition entitled “Human Rights and Tolerance in the Artistic Interpretation of Posters” and displaying the works of authors from over 15 countries of the world. The House of Human Rights also awarded prizes to Nikola Radišić […]


Germany offers refugees benefits in kind to return home

The German government is offering rejected asylum seekers benefits in kind worth up to €1000 if they voluntarily return home.The Federal Ministry of the Interior announced the new program called “Your Country, Your Future, Now!” which will run until February 28, on Saturday. Under it families who agree to leave will be entitled to up […]


Refugee Situation in Serbia in November 2017

According to the UNHCR estimates, the number of refugees and migrants in Serbia decreased slightly during November and amounted to about 4,300 persons of concern, of which about 3,950 were located in state asylum centers and reception centers. Most of the refugees and migrants were accommodated in reception centers in Obrenovac (871), Adasevci (357) and […]


Joint general comments on the child migrant rights

The Committee for the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families and the Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted two joint general comments in order to protect the rights of child migrants. Joint general comment No. 3 of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of […]


EU – Libya agreement inhumane: UN

Following the closure of the Western Balkan route, the European Union focused on new refugee flows that mostly went through the Mediterranean. At the European Union leaders’ summit in Malta in early February 2017, it was agreed to provide Libya with assistance in the amount of 200 million euros in order to combat the smuggling […]


Refugee Situation in Serbia in October 2017

According to the UNHCR estimates, the number of refugees and migrants in Serbia increased during October and amounted to about 4,600 persons of concern in the first week of November, of which about 4,100 were located in state asylum centers and reception centers. Most of the refugees and migrants were accommodated in reception centers in […]


Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on migration and refugees following his visit to Serbia and Hungary

Council of Europe has published a report of the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on Migration and Refugees, Ambassador Tomáš Boček, on October 13, 2017, following his visit to Serbia and Hungary. The Special Representative visited the asylum centers in Krnjača and Bogovađa, and the reception centers in Adaševci, […]


Regional Meeting of Civil Society Organizations in Skopje, 27-29 September 2017

The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights legal officers actively participated in the regional meeting of civil society organizations on asylum, migration and statelessness, held in Skopje from September 27 to 29, 2017. Through the existing Zagreb Protocol and the Skopje Declaration, civil society organizations from across the region meet annually to identify the challenges they […]