Information for asylum seekers and access to NGOs and UNHCR

Serbia

Country Report: Information for asylum seekers and access to NGOs and UNHCR Last updated: 30/11/20

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The right to free legal aid is guaranteed by the Asylum Act, as well as the right to receive information concerning asylum.[1] A foreigner who has expressed his or her intention to seek asylum in Serbia, as well as the person who lodged his or her asylum application shall have the right to be informed about his or her rights and obligations throughout the asylum procedure.[2]

Legal information is provided by NGOs providing free legal aid to asylum seekers in Serbia. Such NGOs generally have access to interpreters, with leaflets provided in several languages usually spoken by asylum seekers.

It remains unclear if police departments around Serbia tasked with issuing the registration certificates are providing such information. According to the testimonies of BCHR clients, such information is not provided

 


[1] Article 56 Asylum Act.

[2] Article 56(1) Asylum Act.

 

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