Serbia Pro Bono Directory

Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Serbia. 

As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.

w2eu.info - Welcome to Europe

Email: contactatw2eu [dot] info or w2eu_infoatyahoo [dot] com

This hyperlink -w2eu.info - leads to an independent source of information for refugees coming to Europe. w2eu.info might be useful on their journey to and through Europe by giving access to counseling and useful contacts in different European countries. 

Refugee Aid Serbia (RAS) - Distribution Centre for Assistance to Refugees 

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Address: Miksaliste, Mostarska 5, Belgrade Serbia
Email: refugeeaidserbiaatgmail [dot] com
Contact persons: Srba Jovanovic and Nenad Popovic

Miksalište was formed by Refugee Aid Serbia (RAS), an umbrella group of eight charities, NGOs, and social groups from Belgrade. It now helps some 300 people per day. Although not trained as an aid organisation, RAS has leveraged global connections, social media, and partnerships with private enterprises to respond to a crisis that has challenged more traditional models of aid provision. The founders of the collective are drawn from a variety of local groups: Mikser Hause, Ped Medic, Adra, Belgrade Foreign Visitors Club, #GivingBack Serbia, Catalyst Balkans, Anna and Vlade Divac Foundation and Save the Babies. Some have experience in aid work, many do not; but RAS has become the largest responder to the refugee crisis in the Serbian capital.

HUMANITARIAN CENTER FOR INTEGRATION AND TOLERANCE – HCIT

www.hcit.rs
Address: Vojvođanskih brigada 17, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Phone : +381 21 528-132, 520-030
Email: hcitnsatgmail [dot] com
Contact person : Ms. Ivana Vukašević

The Humanitarian Centre for Integration and Tolerance (HCIT) is and has been UNHCR's implementing partner for the last 16 years. HCIT has a field team that consists of 2 legal advisers, 10 interpreters, 8 aid staff members, and 4 other staff members which provide legal assistance and access to asylum procedure in Serbia as well as food and non food items to refugees. HCIT handled the refugees crisis by covering the field 24/7 and having their refugee collaborators and interpreters for Arabic and Farsi working around the clock.

They provide support to refugees in emergency humanitarian cases by helping them gain access to assistance from relevant institutions. However, HCIT provides concrete assistance in emergency humanitarian cases where the competent institutions are not able to react immediately or do not have the capacity to provide certain kinds of assistance (eg, providing funding for emergency accommodation of mothers with children, providing funds for their transportation to one of the centres for asylum etc.)

They also cooperate with the representatives of local institutions and other humanitarian organisations, trying to ensure their greater synergetic effect through coordinated activities. For example, HCIT documents information from refugees about human rights violations occurring in transit, systemizes it and submits it to UNHCR Representation in Serbia. HCIT also provides local institutions (hospitals, police, social welfare centers, Red Cross, misdemeanor courts) the possibility to use HCIT's interpreters free of charge.

Helsinski Committee for Human Rights in Serbia

http://www.helsinki.org.rs/index.html

Belgrade office

Address: 1100 Beograd. Knez Milosa 4
Phone: (+381) 11 3349 170 or (+381) 113349167
Email: officeathelsinki [dot] org [dot] rs or biserkosateunet [dot] rs (biserkosateunet [dot] rs)Contact person: Sonja Biserko, biserkosatgmail [dot] com (only use this email if no response is received from general email) 

Pristina Office

Address; Mother Teresa 28/3, 10000, Prishtina
Phone: +377 (0) 44 119575 or +381 (0) 38 767 127
Email: officeathelsinki [dot] org [dot] rs or biserkosateunet [dot] rs 
Contact person : Sonja Biserko, biserkosatgmail [dot] com (only use this email if no response is received from general email) 

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia offers free and comprehensive legal aid to people seeking asylum and recognised refugees in Serbia.  In addition to assisting refugees and others in the implementation of their rights, they also monitor the conduct of the police and army regarding human rights standards. They also monitor prison conditions, the rights of detainees, and FR Yugoslavia's compliance with principles contained in international human rights related documents signed by the state.  In addition, they closely observe the new laws and regulations expected to be adopted and document the situation of social rights and the proclaimed equality of sexes while also publicising human rights cases.

Asylum Protection Centre

www.apc-cza.org
Misarska no. 16, Serbia, 11000, Belgrade
Tel: +381 11 323 30 70 or +381 11 407 94 65
Fax: +381 11 323 30 70
Email: sedisteatapc-cza [dot] org 
Contact person: Rados Djurovic
Email: rados [dot] djurovicatapc-cza [dot] org
Tel.: +381 63 704 7080

APC/CZA has been providing legal, psychosocial and integration/interaction aid to asylum seekers/persons granted protection all over Serbia (especially in and around all 5 asylum camps, in areas of Subotica, Belgrade, Loznica, Sjenica, Tutin, Lajkovac, Valjevo,etc.) since 2008 for almost 8 years and as such recognized in the Strategy of the Government of the Republic of Serbia for managing migration (The Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia No. 59/2009). APC/CZA has been ECRE (European Council of Refugees and Exiles) member since 2011.

Belgrade Center for Human Rights

www.azil.rs/
Beogradska  54,  11000 Belgrade,  Serbia
Tel: +381 11 30 85 328
Fax: +381 11 34 47 121
Mobile: +381 64 82 46 508
Email: bgcentaratbgcentar [dot] org [dot] rs
Contact person: Nikola Kovacevic
Email: kovacevicatbgcentar [dot] org [dot] rs

With UNHCR’s support, the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights has been implementing a project aimed at providing adequate legal assistance to asylum seekers. The BCHR team is continuously in touch with the asylum seekers by regularly visiting the reception centers at which they are accommodated.
Belgrade centre is also cooperating with the state authorities charged with asylum issues. Monitoring the decision-making process and insight in all the individual decisions on asylum applications is helping the BCHR to  gain a clear picture of the degree in which the asylum-seekers’ human rights are respected, an obligation the Republic of Serbia has assumed.
Apart from providing direct legal aid, the BCHR will also engage in raising the awareness of the public and the competent authorities about this topic; promoting new, adequate solutions to the identified problems; keeping precise statistical data on the number of asylum seekers; and collecting information about their countries of origin. The BCHR team is cooperating with the Refugee Law Clinic of the Belgrade Law School and share its knowledge and experience with future legal practitioners.

Group 484

www.grupa484.org.rs
Pukovnika Bacića 3, Belgrade, Serbia, 11000
Tel: +381 11 26 64 866 or +381 26 64 856
Fax: +381 11 26 60 972 or +381 26 60 973
E-mail: officeatgrupa484 [dot] org [dot] rs

Provides direct assistance to the most vulnerable population (including refugees) through medical, social, psychological and legal support. More than 100,000 people have been beneficiaries of the programme of direct support.

Initiative for Development and Cooperation (IDC) Serbia

www.idcserbia.org
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BELGRADE

Tel: +381 11 32 42 889
Email: adminatidcserbia [dot] org
Email for legal services: legal [dot] belgradeatidcserbia [dot] org

NIS

Tel: +381 18 254 995

Provides free legal aid to help solve the legal and social problems of refugees, IDPs the socially vulnerable. Offices of IDC Serbia in Belgrade and Niš, have established good collaboration with municipal and local authorities. Legal aid requests are mostly in the following areas: labour/employment rights, social/economic rights (including right to the home and property), access to pension rights, family/matrimonial rights.

International Aid Network

www.ian.org.rs
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Admirala Geprata 10, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Tel/Fax: +381 (11) 76 17 197 or +381 76 17 205
Email: officeatian [dot] org [dot] rs or crtvatian [dot] org [dot] rs

IAN is a local NGO that supports human rights violation survivors and other marginalised and vulnerable groups, including refugees, IDPs, torture and war trauma victims. IAN’s services include: psychological/psychiatric help; medical care; educational programmes for professional empowerment and legal aid. IAN’s legal service provides legal advice for torture victims and refugees in the area of labour/employment and other social-economic rights as well as representation before the court in cases of torture, both in criminal procedures and civil procedures for damage compensation. IAN offers its services in Belgrade as well as other areas of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

MPDL SE EUROPE

www.mpdl.org/serbia
Kosevo 28, 71.000 SARAJEVO, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Tel: +387 (0)3 32 25 538
Email: mpdlatmpdl [dot] org

The Movement for Peace-MPDL-provides free legal assistance and representation before the courts in Kosovo to collective issues such as recovery of property, access to fundamental rights or recovery of personal papers found in Kosovo.

Novi Sad Humanitarian Centre

http://www.nshc.org.rs
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Arse Teodorovica 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Tel/Fax: +381 (21) 42 30 21 or +381 42 30 24
Email: nshcateunet [dot] rs
Contact person Danijela Korac-Mandic, Programme Coordinator
Email: danijela [dot] nshcatgmail [dot] com
Contact person: Cila Stojanovic, Project Coordinator
Email: chila [dot] nshcatgmail [dot] com

Counselling Centre:  Bulevar vojvode Stepe 1, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Tel: +381 0 (21) 422 969
Email: savetovaliste [dot] nshcatgmail [dot] com

Novi Sad Humanitarian Centre provides comprehensive psychosocial support to the most vulnerable refugees and IPDs, and to develop local (municipal) networks of social and humanitarian assistance for these beneficiaries. Sixteen mobile teams consisting of psychologists and social workers are implementing this project in all 46 Vojvodinian municipalities. They are providing psychological support services, social services, advocacy and information provision in direct contact with beneficiaries, through home visits and visits to collective centers. In Novi Sad such services are also provided within the Psychosocial Counseling Center at Bulevar vojvode Stepe 1, Novi Sad, Serbia. In Central and Southern Serbia this project has been implemented by three local NGOs: ''Amity-snaga prijateljstva'' from Belgrade, ''Sigma Plus'' from Nis and ''Horizonti'' from Cacak.

Praxis

www.praxis.org.rs
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Head office
Alekse Nenadovica 7-III, Belgrade, Serbia, 11000
Tel: +381 11 34 44 486
Fax: +381 11 34 44 483
Email: bgofficeatpraxis [dot] org [dot] rs

Field office:
Heroja Maricica 70, Kraljevo, Serbia, 36000
Tel: +381 36 31 26 59
Fax: +381 36 31 26 58
Email: kvofficeatpraxis [dot] org [dot] rs

The NGO Praxis provides free legal aid to the most marginalized and socially excluded communities, national minorities (Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian), displaced persons and people who have returned on the basis of readmission agreements. Its work covers the fields of nationality, personal documents, housing, education, healthcare, social protection and employment, as well as the area of sexual and gender-based violence.

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