Criminalisation of Solidarity

BVMN

This podcast follows the publication of a report published by the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) in November 2020, that documents the trend to de-legitimise, stigmatise and criminalise acts of humanity and solidarity with people on the move in the Western Balkans: https://www.borderviolence.eu/shrinking-spaces-report-on-criminalisation-of-solidarity-in-the-western-balkans/

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In this episode, the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) speaks to Belgrade-based lawyer and external network partner Milica Svabic (Klik Aktiv) about rising anti-migration sentiment and right-wing extremism, the criminalisation and repression of those supporting people on the move, and her personal day-to-day experiences as a refugee rights activist in Serbia. This episode follows the publication of a report published by BVMN in November 2020, that documents the trend to de-legitimise, stigmatise and criminalise acts of humanity and solidarity with people on the move. Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) is an independent network of NGOs and associations mainly based in the Balkan regions and in Greece, whichmonitors human rights violations at the external borders of the European Union and advocates to stop the violence exerted against people on the move. Klik Aktiv - Center for Development of Social Policies, a Belgrade-based NGO, has provided crucial support to refugees and people on the move in Serbia since 2015. Klik Aktiv is one of the very few organizations in Serbia that offers free and independent legal and psycho-social support for people who live outside official centers in Belgrade and the border areas. Click here for more reports on the situation of people on the move in Serbia and recent policy developments.

Dec 2020

39 min 41 sec