UNHCR Guidelines No. 5: Loss and Deprivation of Nationality in accordance with Articles 5-9 of the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

On May 20, 2020, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) adopted the Guidelines on Statelessness (on Loss and Deprivation of Nationality under Articles 5-9 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness). The conventions related to the fight against statelessness, as well as the UNHCR guidelines, represent the operationalization of the right […]


UNHCR: Practical Recommendations and Good Practice to Address Protection Concerns in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

On 9 April 2020, the UNHCR Regional Office for Europe, published a document entitled “Practical Recommendations and Good Practice to Address Protection Concerns in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic”. The document builds on the practices of developing countries in Europe and beyond, as well as UNHCR’s operational experience in managing the influx of asylum […]


CJEU decision in the case of the European Commission v. Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic

On 2 April 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its judgment in combined case European Commission v. Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, previously initiated individually for all three EU Member States. In this case, the proceedings of all three states that have failed to comply with the Relocation Decisions,[1] […]


Let’s stop the pandemic together!

Belgrade Center for Human Rights has prepared educational leaflets „Let’s Stop the Pandemic Together“. The leaflets are informative in nature and aim to inform on the COVID-19 disease prevention measures in a simple and accessible way. In addition to Serbian, the leaflets are also available in English, Arabic and Persian thanks to support from the […]


The rights and health of refugees, migrants and stateless must be protected in COVID-19 response – OHCHR, IOM, UNHCR and WHO joint press release

Geneva, 31 March 2020 In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, we are all vulnerable. The virus has shown that it does not discriminate – but many refugees, those forcibly displaced, the stateless and migrants are at heightened risk. Three-quarters of the world’s refugees and many migrants are hosted in developing regions where health systems […]


Restricting the movement of asylum seekers during the state of emergency and coronavirus pandemic

Decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia on temporary restriction of movement of asylum seekers and irregular migrants accommodated in asylum centers and reception centers in the Republic of Serbia (Official Gazette 32/2020) regulates the issue of the work of asylum centers and reception centers during the duration of the coronavirus pandemic (SARS- […]


World gathering on refugees opens in Geneva after ‘decade of displacement’

A three-day global gathering aimed at transforming the way the world responds to refugee situations starts today in Geneva, Switzerland. The first-ever Global Refugee Forum brings together refugees, heads of state and government, UN leaders, international institutions, development organizations, business leaders and civil society representatives, among others, at the Palais des Nations, the home of […]


Centre in the Council of Europe conference – Regional Collaboration on Migration and Asylum: Key Challenges and Good Practices

Belgrade Centre for Human Rights participated in the Council of Europe Conference in Sarajevo, 14.11.2019 on regional cooperation in the field of migration and asylum. A representative of the Centre participated in a panel on the role of international organisations and civil society organisations sharing the experience of the Centre, which as a partner of […]