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Report on pushbacks on the northern borders of Serbia in 2021.

Illegal and mostly violent pushing of refugees back to neighboring Serbia, the country from which they entered, has been established on almost all northern borders that Serbia shares with neighboring countries. In the first half of 2021, 527 pushbacks from…

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Pushbacks on the southern borders of Serbia in 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 brought significant changes around the world and in various aspects of life, and thus in migration. With the declaration of the corona virus pandemic, refugees in Serbia found themselves in an extremely unfavorable position, facing…

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New family reunification in 2021.

27/04/2021 Belgrade, The Asylum Office of the Republic of Serbia passed a new decision on family reunification in 2021. Unlike the case of family reunification from Afghanistan from last year, when six family members of Afghan citizens came to Serbia,…

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Upravni sud potvrdio povredu prava na prevođenje.

Upravni sud je presudom 16 U 9284/2020 usvojio tužbu Centra za zaštitu i pomoć tražiocima azila i ponovio da je došlo do povrede prava na upotrebu i vođenje upravnog postupka na jeziku koji stranka, u ovom slučaju azilant  S.A. iz Avganistana,…

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Zahtev za azil nedostupan izbeglicama.

10.02.2021. Beograd, Još od stupanja na snagu Zakona o azilu i privremenoj zaštiti i donošenja Pravilnika o sadržini i izgledu obrasca zahteva za azil i sadržini i izgledu obrazaca isprava koje se izdaju tražiocu azila i licu kojem je odobren…

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Maloletnik u budnoj komi kao posledica push back-a od strane rumunske policije

25.12.2020. Novi Sad, Tačno pre godinu dana, 25.12.2019. godine grupu maloletnika bez pratnje iz Avganistana udario je automobil na putu kod Novog Kneževca, gde su se vraćali nakon tzv. push back od strane rumunske policije. Nakon neuspelog prelaska granice i…

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Azilni postupak nedostižan za izbeglice

27.11.2020. Beograd, Prema informacijama sa kojima raspolaže naš centar, Kancelarija za azil nije tokom čitave godine posetila Centar za azil Tutin gde su smeštena lica koja žele da podnesu zahtev za azil. Da bi lica koja su registrovana i koja…

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Rumunija vracanje uz upotrebu nasilja u Srbiju

13.08.2020. Beograd, Rumunija od početka godine u velikom broju sprovodi push back sa svojih granica sa Srbijom, uz pojačanu upotrebu nasilja. Tako APC svedoči o nasilju rumunske policije, koja vraća u Republiku Srbiju i više od 200 ljudi dnevno, u…

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Prvi slučaj spajanja porodice izbeglice u Srbiji

20.07.2020. Beograd, Centar za zaštitu i pomoć tražiocima azila sa izrazitim zadovoljstvom izdaje saopštenje da su odobrene vize za prvo spajanje porodice izbeglice u Republici Srbiji od nastanka azilnog sistema 2007 godine. Naime, radi se o porodici izbeglice iz Avganistana…

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CMS SUBMITS CRIMINAL REPORT TO DORH: Systematic torture and humiliation of refugees is a criminal offense!

05.06.2020. Zagreb, Centre for Peace Studies filed a criminal complaint to the State Attorney's Office in Zagreb against the unknown perpetrators police officers based on a reasonable doubt of degrading treatment and torture of 33 people and their violent, illegal…

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Personal work permits for clients of Asylum Protection Centar.

During 2019, Asylum Protection Centar continued to help asylum seekers and refugees obtain personal work permits in order to join the labor market without hindrance. According to the Center's statistics, more than 100 personal work permits have been issued for…

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Serbia and EU signed the agreement on border management cooperation

Source: European Western Balkans Portal  Photo: Frontex logo; Photo: Christian Charisius Brussels, November , 2019 - European Union and Serbia signed the agreement on border management cooperation today in Brussels. According to a statement from the European Commission, the agreement will…

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PRESS RELEASE – The asylum draft bill violates international, EU and national law and exposes thousands of asylum seekers and refugees, the majority of whom are women and children, in high risk

Photo: Reuters Athens, October 23, 2019—On the evening of October 21, and mere hours after the just 5 day-long public consultations were concluded, the draft bill “on International Protection” was submitted to Parliament through the urgency procedure. The Greek Council…

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PRESS RELEASE The asylum draft bill violates international, EU and national law and exposes thousands of asylum seekers and refugees, the majority of whom are women and children, in high risk

Photo: Reuters Athens, October 23, 2019—On the evening of October 21, and mere hours after the just 5 day-long public consultations were concluded, the draft bill “on International Protection” was submitted to Parliament through the urgency procedure. The Greek Council…

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Europe migrant crisis: Calls to redistribute migrants as arrivals rise

Source: BBC  Photo: Getty Images Athens, September 19 - France and Italy are calling for a new system to automatically redistribute migrants across the EU as the number of people entering Europe surges. "The European Union hasn't shown enough solidarity…

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Erdoğan threatens to let Syrian refugees leave Turkey for west unless safe zone in Syria is set up

Source: The Guardian  Photo: Anadolu Agency Ankara, September 05, 2019 - The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is threatening to “open the gates” to allow Syrian refugees to leave Turkey for western countries unless a controversial “safe zone” inside Syria…

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Commissioner talks about violence and illegal expulsion of migrants by Croatian police for the first time

Source: TV Prva Belgrade, September 01, 2019 - Violence by Croatian police against migrants at the border has now taken on dramatic proportions, said Rados Djurovic, director of the Asylum Protection Centre (APC/CZA), in the Morning program on TV Prva.…

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Greece sees first mass arrival of migrant boats in three years

Source: Ekathimerini  Photo: RTE Athens, 30 August 2019 - Over a dozen migrant boats landed on Greece’s Lesbos island within minutes of each other on Thursday in the first such mass arrival from neighbouring Turkey in three years, officials said,…

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Croatia illegally returns over 60 refugees a day to Serbia

Text: APC Photo: APC Sid, August 30, 2019 - According to information gathered by the APC / CZA mobile team during regular visits to open locations near the border with Croatia, the Croatian police, in addition to the brutality with…

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Migrant/refugee situation on the northern border of Serbia from July 22 to August 2, 2019

Text: APC  Photo: APC Subotica, Horgoš, Kelebija, Kikinda, 03 August 2019. -  APC/CZA staff regularly visit border areas in northern Serbia, migrant and refugee reception camps and open locations where migrants and refugees are located along the borders with Croatia,…

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Migrant/refugee situation on the northern border of Serbia from July 08 to July 19, 2019

Text: APC  Photo: APC Subotica, Horgoš, Kelebija, Kikinda, July 20, 2019. –  APC/CZA staff regularly visit border areas in northern Serbia, migrant and refugee reception camps and open locations where migrants and refugees are located along the borders with Croatia,…

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Migrant/refugee situation on the northern border of Serbia from June 25 to July 05

Text: APC  Photo: APC Subotica, Horgoš, Kelebija, Kikinda, July 6, 2019 - APC/CZA mobile team regularly visits border areas in northern Serbia, as well as transit and reception camps for migrants and refugees in Subotica, Kikinda, Sid and Principovac, including…

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EASO Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU 2018

Source: EASO  Photo: EASO Brussels, 25 June 2019 - European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published annual report on the situation of asylum in EU. The objective of the EASO Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union…

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EASO Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU 2018

Source: EASO  Photo: EASO Brussels, 25 June 2019 - European Asylum Support Office released the annual report on the situation of asylum in the European Union on 24 June 2019. The objective of the EASO Annual Report on the Situation…

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Migrant/refugee situation in the south of Serbia from April 22 to June 24, 2019

Text: APC  Photo: APC Bujanovac, Preševo, Vranje, Pirot, June 24, 2019 -  APC/CZA mobile team regularly visits border areas in southern Serbia, as well as transit and reception camps for migrants and refugees in Presevo, Vranje, Bujanovac, Pirot, Nis, Dimitrivograd…

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Djurovic: The human attitude towards refugees is crucial in order to understand them and help them

Source: Radio Beograd 1  Photo: APC Belgrade, 20 June 2019 - On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Misa Stojiljkovic hosted Rados Djurovic in the morning program of Radio Belgrade 1 "Catch the Day!". During the show’s regular section "Question…

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Call to form a center for migrant children

Belgrade, June 07, 2019 - After the recent double homicide of unaccompanied minors in Belgrade, we are demanding that Serbian authorities establish a special center for unaccompanied minor migrants. Occurring within 48 hours of each other, these deaths are inexcusable.…

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APC shortlisted for 2018/19 “Rainbow” Award

Source: gsa.org.rs  Photo: gsa.org.rs Belgrade, May 13 2019 – Asylum Protection Center was shortlisted for the 2018/19th “Rainbow” Award, seventh in a row since 2012. The jury who is deciding on the 2018/19 “Rainbow” Award, formed a shortlist of 5…

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