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Asylum-seekers were denied access to asylum; refugees and migrants were forcibly returned to Croatia. The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected care home residents who accounted for most deaths. Freedom of peaceful assembly was under threat.
Slovenia Discrimination

Slovenia: A chance for equality

By Todor Gardos, Amnesty International’s Balkans Campaigner Slovenia is on its way to becoming the first country in Central Europe to allow same-sex couples to marry. Its citizens should feel proud of this historic opportunity to widen the scope of civil rights by voting in the referendum that...
Croatia Asylum

Refugee Crisis: Balkans border blocks leave thousands stranded

New border control rules implemented almost simultaneously by the governments of Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia over the past 48 hours have resulted in large-scale renewed human rights violations, including collective expulsions and discrimination against individuals perceived to be economic...