Differential treatment of specific nationalities in the procedure

Serbia

Country Report: Differential treatment of specific nationalities in the procedure Last updated: 30/11/20

Author

Belgrade Centre for Human Rights Visit Website

There is no a priori difference in the treatment of asylum seekers based on their nationality in terms of the asylum procedure.

Since the entry into force of the Asylum Act in 2008, Asylum Office rendered 110 and Asylum Commission 3 decisions granting asylum to 156 persons, including from Libya (45), Syria (22), Afghanistan (17), Iran (12), Iraq (12), Ukraine (11), Cuba (7), Sudan (5), Ethiopia (3), Russia (3), Pakistan (3), Somalia (2), Cameroon (2), Nigeria (2) Turkey (2), Lebanon (1), Egypt (1), South Sudan (1), Bangladesh (1), Tunisia (1), Kazakhstan (1), Burundi (1) and China (1). It cannot be claimed with certainty that specific nationalities are differently treated than others. However, it can be safely stated that there is a contradicting practice when it comes to Afghan asylum applicants, as well as Iranian applicants who converted from Islam to Christianity.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection