Last week, a new group of refugees arrived from Turkey to Croatia, to the Reception Center in Kutina, throughout so called “quota system”. Altogether, 5 Syrian families, that is, 24 citizens of the Syrian Arab Republic, including 11 children. The Welcome! Initiative supports every effort and political decision to ensure safe and legal paths for refugees, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Nearly a year ago, Nurettin Oral got arrested in the Republic of Croatia on the basis of INTERPOL’s arrest warrant issued by Turkey and from then has been deprived of freedom. Until now, the Croatian courts are constantly ignoring the key fact that Nurettin should not be extradited to Turkey because he holds a refugee status in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
After the court hearing that took place on the 18 of May, the majority of the Madina’s family will remain in the detention center in Tovarnik, since the court decision didn’t annul the decision of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs on their detention. The Administrative Court in Osijek decided that only one out of four […]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.