After all the safe and legal ways for refugees to seek safety in Europe, were closed off, the Croatian police started off shooting at refugees at the borders. Namely, the Croatian police went shooting at the speeding vehicle and injured two children, although it suspected there were people on the van. While the Ministry of the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Madina’s family was finally released from the 75-day long detention and has been accommodated in the reception center for asylum seekers. It is a huge question why it took so long for the police to decide to free this family and their children from the imprisonment. We strongly hope that the family will receive all […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Since the Ministry of the Interior (MUP) was not able to justify the detention of Madina’s family to the ECHR, lawyers Jelavic finally met with the family, after 50 days of waiting and uncertainty. ECHR has also ruled the temporary measure for the third time on May 11th while repeatedly and explicitly requesting Croatian government to relocate the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last Tuesday on March 13 along with the Jafari family, two more families were deported from Austria to Croatia. On the same flight from Austria, a young three-member Syrian family was illegally returned to Croatia. More than two years after leaving the war and starting their life again in Austria, the family was suddenly detained, insulated […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
According to the data of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs (MUP), in 2017 1,887 people, mostly from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and Turkey, applied for international protection. Out of that number, 211 people received international protection, and 311 were returned from another EU Member State country based on the Dublin Decree. At present, there are about 430 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
After multiple international and Croatian non-governmental organizations, activists and refugees have been warning and reporting on the illegal and violent expulsion of refugees from Croatia coupled with limited access to the international protection for over a year, Croatian Ombudswoman issued a report to the State Attorney of the Republic of Croatia (DORH) stating that Ministry of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Constitutional Court of Croatia has passed a temporary postponement of execution of the extradition of Kurdish refugee Nurettin Oral to Turkey. Extradition of Oral is forbidden until the decision on the constitutional appeal is final. Should the Constitutional Court adopt the constitutional appeal and should it deny disputed settlement, the decision is to be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
After the release of the article Potresne priče izbjeglica zaglavljenih pred vratima EU-a: Hrvatski policajci natjerali su me da skinem cipele i bos se vratim u Srbiju (Engl. Disturbing experiences of refugees stuck at the gate of the EU: Croatian police forced me to take my shoes off and to return to Serbia barefoot), one of the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today, on 15 January 2018, at the beginning of the second semester of the school year, we wish to speak about twenty-eight child asylum-seekers from Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria and Turkey who enrolled in one of the primary schools in Zagreb a year ago, at the start of the second semester. Some of these children […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Deaths of refugees do not only occur in far-away countries which refugees flee from, or in the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea, but they also happen at the borders of the Republic of Croatia and neighboring countries. A few days ago an Iraqi asylum seeker was found dead frozen in Gorski kotar. Unfortunately, this is not an […]Continue Reading... No Comments.