Balkan Region – Report July 2019

In July, illegal cross-border pushbacks continued at an increasingly institutionalized level along the EU’s external borders throughout the Balkans. Politicians, encouraged by unclear signals from the EU, have made clear that pushbacks operations are organized from the highest level of government. Varying levels of violence are employed by police officers during the apprehension, detention and return operations, creating a deterrence effect.

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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. Continue reading “Balkan Region – Report May 2019”

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. Continue reading “Balkan Region – Report April 2019”