Balkan Region – Report May 2019

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

As such, this report contains analysis and a review of the situation in these areas as well. In total, this report covers 23 case reports on border violence and collective expulsions.

The report details, among other things:

  •  the lack of systematization in push-back procedures from BiH to Montenegro
  • Border violence from Serbian authorities
  • a variety of footage from Croatian push-backs obtained over the course of the last month
  • the reintroduction of certain techniques of violence in Croatian push-backs
  • Velika Kladuša’s role in chain push-backs from Slovenia to BiH


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