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”

Slovenian activists just published their “Report on illegal practice of collective expulsion on Slovene-Croatian border”

Recently, 30 Members of the European Parliament signed a letter demanding action after reports from Border Violence Monitoring, Are You Syrious?, Amnesty International, No Name Kitchen, Human Rights Watch and Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) concerning the ongoing human rights abuses at the EU’s external land borders in the Balkan region. The MEPs demanded – amongst other things – to “monitor the use of EU funding related to asylum, migration and border management in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina”.¹
 

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“It is about expulsion, about unlawful deterring migrants from the border”- Collective statement as response to the Croatian Ministry of the Interior

After the publication of video footage by Border Violence Monitoring2 on 16th December 2018 showing illegal collective expulsions of people on the move at the EU external border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, more serious allegations were raised against Croatian police officers from several sides. 

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