The Security Intelligence Agency (SOA) has published this year’s annual report. While we welcome the efforts of security institutions to be more transparent to citizens, we are concerned about some of the interpretations on their behalf, in the realm of the international humanitarian and refugee law. Namely, submitting a request for international protection immediately upon first […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
After multiple warnings on illegal pushbacks of refugees, police forces continue with this violent and unlawful practice. This week an underaged boy was almost pushed back from Croatia after his asylum request was ignored. The underaged boy entered Croatia with a document belonging to another person, which is a common thing since most refugees do […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From 11th to 15th of this month, the Creative Camp is taking place in Kaštel Kambelovac. It is held as part of the „Good hosts“ campaign. The Creative camp is carried out with the help of citizens who donated money, volunteers, associate organizations and the media who supported the campaign. Creative Camp is hosting children who are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg issued a multilateral ruling stating that Croatia is responsible for considering requests for international protection of people who “massively crossed its border during the migration crisis 2015-2016.” According to the data of the Croatian Ministry of Interior Affairs, during 2016, 637 people have already been returned by the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Friends of the Earth Croatia have donated 38 bikes to refugees from the beginning of the year. Those bikes were previously donated by citizens, refurbished and made ready to use. Volunteers of Biciklopopravljaona (English: Bike Repair Workshop) gave them to the right hands by using renewable resources. Last week three bikes were donated, and Hassan (6) […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Granting international protection in Croatia is becoming longer and harder. EU policies have made it impossible to access EU territories, safely and legally. Despite the fact that there are numerous refugees fleeing from war and catastrophes of different kinds. And if they succeed to access one of the Member States it often results in moving […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
During this year, activists from the NGO Are You Syrious? and the Welcome! Initiative have on several occasions warned against unlawful and violent police conduct towards refugees who cross the border into Croatian territory, mostly from Serbia. In this regard, we published the Report on Unlawful and Forced Push-backs of Refugees from the Republic of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For the past two weeks, Tripstih theatre group has been visiting children at the Asylum Seekers’ Reception Centre in Kutina and organised theatre of shadows workshops. This week, Zagreb hosted a panel “Unlawful and violent police push-backs of refugees from borders of Central and South-East Europe”, which was held as a part of the Mediterranean […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This week, we bring unfortunate news on repetition of violence against refugees at both Croatian and other EU borders. In the past few weeks, the Welcome! Initiative has received numerous complaints from refugees who had been violently pushed back by Croatian police to ‘no man’s land’ between Croatia and Serbia despite their clear expression of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A Syrian-Egyptian family that had fought for its right to asylum in Slovenia for a year and a half was returned to Croatia early in the morning on Wednesday 22 March 2017. In August 2015, the family entered the EU territory with a visa that was validly issued by the Republic of Croatia and, after […]Continue Reading... No Comments.