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Reports on visits

Border Police informed the Ombudsman that the Draft law on foreigners, which is expected to be in the parliamentary procedure in March of 2017, stipulates that foreign nationals who have been refused entry to the Republic of Serbia shall be issued a standardized form with the reasons for refusal, and that, having regard to the addressed recommendation, the possibility to translate the form into arabic, farsi and urdu will be considered. Also, all details and aspects of the adaptation project of the room in which the foreigners who have beeen refused entry into Serbia are placed are discussed at the meeting between Border Police and representatives of ''Nikola Tesla" Airport.

The National Preventive Mechanism visited the Border police station Belgrade at the Airport "Nikola Tesla" on 07th October 2016, in order to monitor the acting on the recommendations addressed in 2015. The Report has been made about this visit, in which recommendations to provide adequate facilities for accommodation of foreigners who have been refused entry into the country and to enable them to stay in the fresh air are repeated. New recommendation, to make a form with informations about the rights and legal status of these foreigners in languages ​​that most of them speak, is also adressed.

The Ministry of Interior informed the NPM that they will consider the possibility of printing the leaflet on the rights of migrants and asylum seekers, but it is currently not able to implement the recommendation addressed. In their response they also stated that they take all available measures in order to improve their informing of migrants and asylum seekers.

 

The NPM visited on 26 and 27 July 2016 Pirot Police Department and the Regional Border Police to Bulgaria in order to monitor the authorities treatment towards migrants and asylum seekers. On that occasion was made the report with recommendations.

Attachments:
Download this file (Report on the Visit to the Pirot Police Directorate and the Regional Border Police Centre towards Bulgaria .pdf)Report on visit

Acting on the recommendations of the National Preventive Mechanism, representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration began with informing and advising migrants in the parks near the Faculty of Economics and the main Belgrade Bus Station Arrivals Gate (informal venues at which migrants are rallying) about care and accommodation at the Asylum Centre in Krnjača. Also, Commissariat, in cooperation with the City of Belgrade, organized transport by bus for migrants from the parks to the Centre in Krnjača. In order to enhance security of migrants and other persons in parks, police officers from the City of Belgrade Police Directorate are visiting the parks every day during 24 hours, while police patrol units, in accordance with security assessments, occasionally visit the parks.

National Preventive Mechanism visited the informal venues at which migrants are rallying in Belgrade in July of 2016, with the purpose of monitoring the treatment of migrants. After the visit, NPM made the Report with recommendations for authorities to eliminate the identified deficiencies.

Attachments:
Download this file (Report Belgrade Park.pdf)Report on visit

Acting on the recommendations of the National Preventive Mechanism, the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, in cooperation with organizations Group 484 and Save the Children, hired two professionals specialised in working with children in the children's corner of the Asylum Centre in Bogovađa. The Center established records of all personson on the prescribed forms, ensured the availability of an interpreter and the information that the meals fulfil the Islamic dietary requirements is visibly displayed in the dining room. Also, all medical files were transferred to the infirmary and will be available exclusively to medical staff and the authorised officials shall notify the Asylum Office of violations of the house rules.

Regarding the recommendation that the Asylum Office should register and issue identity cards for asylum seekers, Border Police informed the Ombudsman that it is necessary that the Asylum Office be promptly informed by another competent authority about the presence of persons who expressed intention and have serious intention to seek asylum, as well as on their personal data.

The National Preventive Mechanism visited the Asylum Centre in Bogovađa on 24th August 2016, on which has made a Report with recommendations for authorities to eliminate the identified deficiencies.

Attachments:
Download this file (CA Bogovadja.pdf)Report on visit