Balkan Region Report – October 2021

Summary and analysis of pushbacks and internal violence documented by BVMN during the month of October.

In October the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) shared 36 testimonies of pushbacks impacting 986 people-on-the-move across the Balkans. This report brings together first hand accounts from a range of countries in the region to look at the way European Union states and other actors are affecting systemic violence towards people crossing borders.

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Balkan Region Report – September 2021

Summary and analysis of pushbacks and internal violence documented by BVMN during the month of September.

The Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) published 35 testimonies of pushbacks in September, sharing the experience of 815 people-on-the-move at borders across the Balkans. This report looks at a number of trends in these violent expulsions, such as beatings, sexual violence, outsourcing of pushbacks and maritime violations.

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Balkan Region Report – August 2021

Summary and analysis of pushbacks and internal violence documented by BVMN during the month of August.

In August the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) recorded 30 pushbacks, impacting 324 people across migratory routes in the Balkans. This report brings together these testimonies with field observations from across the region, highlighting the various types of border violence being enacted by the EU and other states. The analysis presented considers patterns in police violence during pushbacks, as well as the dire conditions in camps and squated housing, aspects which make up some of the internal bordering processes impacting people-on-the-move.

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Balkan Region Report – July 2021

Summary and analysis of pushbacks and internal violence documented by BVMN during the month of July.

The Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) documented 22 pushbacks in the July reporting period, affecting a total of 544 people-on-the-move across the Balkans. This report brings together first hand accounts of police violence with updates from various border areas, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Italy. The publication contains an in-depth look at patterns of collective expulsion and internal violence, as well as various field and policy updates from the region.

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Balkan Region Report – June 2021

Summary and analysis of pushbacks and internal violence documented by BVMN during the month of June.

In June 2021, the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) reported on a total of 30 pushbacks, impacting a combined number of 1,073 people-on-the-move at borders across the Balkans. The reports illustrate a range of different tactics and rights breaches which have become embedded in EU border enforcement. 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, IPSIA, Collective Aid and Fresh Response.

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