Access to detention facilities


Country Report: Access to detention facilities Last updated: 23/03/21


Nikola Kovačević

UNHCR has unimpeded access to all persons under its mandate, including in detention. NGOs specialised in asylum and migration issues are also entitled to have access to all the persons who enjoy the status of asylum seeker. Access to asylum seekers detained at the airport could be restricted, when that is necessary for protecting national security and ensuring public order in the Republic of Serbia. BCHR and APC are only CSOs who had access to Detention Centre in Padisnka Skela in 2020. Usually, the visits are conducted upon the invitation of the management, and when a foreigner express his intention to apply for asylum.

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