The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia has issued the first ruling confirming violations of refugees’ constitutional rights in Croatia.
Legal aid (asylum and status rights)
Violent and illegal expulsions (pushbacks) of refugees and other migrants have been the practice of the Croatian police for five years.
CPS filed one more criminal complaint: What is the connection between Croatian police and armed men in black?
Today, Thursday, July 23th 2020, the Centre for Peace Studies filed one more criminal complaint to the State Attorney's Office in Zagreb against the unknown perpetrators due to well-founded suspicion that at the end of May they tortured, humiliated and pushed back 16 refugees from the territory of the Republic of Croatia to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Civil initiative Info Kolpa, a key member of the Border Violence Monitoring Network, are sharing here the landmark judgement issued on 16th July 2020 by the Slovenian Administrative Court. The findings prove that the national police force carried out an illegal collective expulsion of a member of a persecuted English-speaking minority from Cameroon who wanted to apply for asylum in Slovenia.
Centre for Peace Studies is providing legal aid for asylum seekers, persons with international protection and foreigners in the matters of asylum and status.
Areas of legal aid Centre for Peace Studies covers:
discrimination - especially grounds: race, ethnicity, skin colour, religion and national origin,
status: citizenship, temporary residence, permanent residence, asylum and supsidiary protection.
Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) is a partner in international project “Access to Justice for Victims of Violent Crimes Suffered in Detention” aimed at improving access to justice for victims of violent crime suffered in pre-trial and immigration detention.