Court: Judges make €27,000 award after Serbian prison rape and assault

The case concerned inter-prisoner violence, in particular, the applicant’s complaint that he was assaulted, raped and humiliated by his cell mates in prison, that the prison failed to protect him and that the prison authorities failed to investigate his complaints properly.

Serbia: Prison rape complaint set for human rights judgement

The case concerns inter-prisoner violence, in particular the applicant’s complaint that he was assaulted and raped by his cellmates in prison and that the authorities failed to protect him and carry out an effective investigation.

New European study shows rising imprisonment

European prisons are on average close to full capacity, with inmates occupying over 9 out of ten available places, according to the Council of Europe Annual Penal Statistics (SPACE) for 2016, published today.

Serbia: New anti-trafficking report

In a report published today, the anti-trafficking expert group (GRETA) declares that Serbia’s authorities must do to more to reduce children’s vulnerability to trafficking and improve assistance to victims.

Report: The situation of migrants and refugees in Serbia and transit zones in Hungary

Thousands of migrants and refugees who travelled along the Western Balkans’ migration route in 2015 and 2016 are now stranded in Serbia in a precarious legal situation.