New instruction on the procedures regarding accommodation of unaccompanied children

Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs adopted an instruction on the procedures of the centre for social work – the guardianship authority in accommodating unaccompanied refugee/migrant minors on 12 April. This document replaces the instruction adopted in October 2017, except for the issues not regulated by this instruction. The aim of the instruction […]


Protecting people across borders – NGO statement ahead of the EU-Western Balkans Summit of 17 May 2018

 On Thursday 17 May, EU Heads of State are meeting their counterparts from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo) to discuss cooperation in several areas, including migration and security. Following increased arrivals of refugees and migrants to both the Western Balkans and the EU, […]


Refugee Situation in Serbia in April 2018

According to the UNHCR estimates, the number of refugees and migrants in Serbia has fallen during April and amounted to about 3,500 persons of concern, of which around 3,200 were located in state asylum centers and reception centers by the end of the month. However, during the second half of April there was an increase […]


Adoption of new laws on asylum and foreigners

The National Assembly of Serbia adopted the new Law on Asylum and Temporary Protection and the new Law on Foreigners on March 22, 2018. By adopting new laws, Serbia harmonizes its legislation with the acquis communautaire and seeks to make the asylum procedure more efficient and better define the rights and obligations of foreigners in […]


Refugee Situation in Serbia in March 2018

According to the UNHCR estimates, the number of refugees and migrants in Serbia has fallen during March and amounted to about 3,900 persons of concern, of which about 3,500 were located in state asylum centers and reception centers by the end of the month. Most of the refugees and migrants were accommodated in the asylum […]


Support to refugees and asylum seekers in Serbia – February 2018.

In 2018, the Belgrade Center for Human Rights will continue to provide free and professional legal assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Serbia, with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In addition to providing direct legal assistance, the attention of the Belgrade Center will be directed towards raising the awareness […]


Executive Director of the Belgrade Center for Human Rights talked about migrant crisis in TV show Cultural Center

Sonja Tošković, Executive Director of the Belgrade Center for Human Rights, took part in a TV show Cultural Center on the issue of the migrant crisis in Serbia and Europe, and the attitude towards migrants in culture and society. Sonja Tošković emphasized the specifics of Serbia as a transit country, in which migrants briefly stay [...]

Refugee Situation in Serbia in February 2018

According to the UNHCR estimates, the number of refugees and migrants in Serbia remained almost the same during February and amounted to about 4,100 persons of concern, of which about 3,800 were located in state asylum centers and reception centers. Most of the refugees and migrants were accommodated in the asylum center  in Krnjaca (577) […]