Balkan Region – Report April 2019

No Name Kitchen, Border Violence Monitoring, [Re:]ports Sarajevo and Escuela con Alma have published a common report summarizing current developments in pushbacks and police violence in the Western Balkans, mainly in Bosnia-Herzegovina and along the Serbian borders with Hungary and Croatia.

As such, this report contains analysis and a review of the situation in these areas as well. In total, this report covers 41 case reports on border violence and collective expulsions.

The report details, among other things:

  • The rise in deportations and push-backs to Montenegro from BiH
  • The continued use of a garage inside of the Korenica (HR) police station compound as informal and unsanitary site of detainment for large groups of apprehended people-in-transit before their push-backs
  • The case of a chain push-back from Germany to Serbia
  • Internal transit controls on refugees and migrants within BiH

The report can be downloaded here.

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