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 […]

The BCHR team has participated at the Annual General Conference of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)

The BCHR team has participated at the Annual General Conference of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) organised together with the UNHCR-NGO Europe. Consultations were held on 23-24 October 2019 in Brussels. Workshops held during the consultations focused on integration, current situation in the Mediterranean, rise of the extreme right and the change of narrative on migration […]

Regional meeting of CSOs from South-Eastern Europe

Belgrade Centre for Human Right participated at the second regional meeting of CSOs from South-Eastern Europe on 27-28 June in Ohrid organised by MYLA (Macedonian Young Lawyers Association). Participants presented current situation in their countries regarding state asylum system, irregular migration, police conduct in the border zones, integration system etc. Additionally, members of organisations present […]

BCHR at “Migration – International Legal Regulation” conference in Slovenia

From 27 to 29 July we’ve been in Portoroz, Slovenia, on a regional conference “Migration – International Legal Regulation” in organization of International Law Association of Slovenia. The general theme of the conference was migration and international refugee law, and it was an ideal forum for discussing challenging questions of both public international law and […]

Refugee Situation in Serbia in May 2019

According to the UNHCR estimates, the number of refugees and migrants in Serbia remained the same amounted to about 3,600 persons of concern, of which around 3,000 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 centres […]

Announcement – World Refugee Day

We mark the World Refugee Day in 2019 with the highest number of forcibly displaced persons worldwide in the last 70 years. According to the UNHCR more than 70.8 million people are forcibly displaced in this moment with weak or no perspective for return to their countries of origin. This number includes refugees, asylum seekers […]

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 […]