Violence Within State Borders: Serbia

Over the last decade, Serbia has become one of the most important cross-roads along the Balkan route. The build up of people-on-the-move in the country – in cities like Belgrade, Subotica, Kikinda, and Šid – has been marked by myriad forms of violence used against this population by police and vigilante groups

This report is part a new branch of our network that document violence within a states borders on a recurring basis. Here, we look more broadly at violence in Serbia, honing in on three focal points:

    • Physical Violence
    • Material Violence
    • Other Forms of Structural Violence

Read the full report below for extended analysis and timeline of these events, as informed by our network’s years on the ground in the country.

This report was produced by through within the Border Violence Monitoring Network’s (BVMN) new Internal Violence Working group. BVMN is a network of watchdog organisations active in Greece and the Western Balkans including No Name Kitchen, Rigardu, Are You Syrious, Mobile Info Team, Disinfaux Collective, Josoor, [re:]ports Sarajevo, InfoKolpa, Centre for Peace Studies, Mare Liberum, Collective Aid and Fresh Response. As such, this document was produced through joint collaboration of these groups.