Re-escalation of the conflict in Libya

Spring of 2019, just like the spring of 2011, when the so-called „Arab spring“ began has brought unrest to Libya. This time, the unstable situation has come to the boiling point. There has been an escalation of the conflict in Tripoli due to the settlement of the fighting between the forces of retired General Haftar […]


Refugee Situation in Serbia in April 2019

According to the UNHCR estimates, the number of refugees and migrants in Serbia has reduced significantly during April and amounted to 3,600 persons of concern, of which around 3,100 were located in state asylum centres and reception centres by the end of the month. Most of the refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were accommodated in the […]


International (Refugee) Law & Julian Assange

The change in the Ecuadorian interpretation of complicated norms of regional and international (refugee) law, after 2488 days of refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, led to the arrest of Julian Assange in April 2019. Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, an entity publishing secret documents and correspondence from state authorities and officials around […]


New EASO report on Afghanistan

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published a country of origin report on Afghanistan called „Key socio-economic indicators. Focus  on  Kabul  City,  Mazar-e  Sharif  and Herat City.“ During 2018, Afghanistan ranked second among the countries of origin of asylum seekers in the European Union, Norway and Switzerland with 45,300 applications. This report is an […]


Refugee Situation in Serbia in March 2019

According to the UNHCR estimates, the number of refugees and migrants in Serbia remained unchanged during March and amounted to 4,202 persons of concern, of which around 3,625 were located in state asylum centres and reception centres by the end of the month. Most of the refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were accommodated in the reception […]


Who cannot be granted a refugee status?

The refugee status is sometimes the only way to protect the lives of the persecuted people. As such, the refugee status and asylum that accompanies it are institutes of international law with very human purpose. Nevertheless, there are certain categories of persons who have committed such acts, or fall under such categories, that they are […]


Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment on his visit to Serbia

Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Nils Melzer published a report after his visit to Serbia. The report contains sections on allegations of torture and ill-treatment, the lack of genuine investigation, the conditions of detention, the length of pretrial detention, institutions for persons with psychosocial disabilities and refugees […]


Refugee Situation in Serbia in February 2019

According to the UNHCR estimates, the number of refugees and migrants in Serbia remained unchanged during February and amounted to 4,330 persons of concern, of which around 3,898 were located in state asylum centres and reception centres by the end of the month. Most of the refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were accommodated in the reception […]