Roma Families Evicted in Belgrade

What is affected
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 03 April 2009
Region E [ Europe ]
Country Serbia
Location Belgrade

Affected persons

Total 128
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative The Serbian authorities should provide alternative homes and compensation for 47 Roma families forcibly evicted in Belgrade on April 3, 2009 [...].

Police forcibly evicted 128 Romani individuals living in Novi Beograd`s Block 67, a poor neighborhood populated by the displaced, including women and children, and destroyed much of their personal property. Residents were told the day before the eviction that they had 15 days` notice before being forced out. The police came with bulldozers the next day, leaving the families homeless.


Although the evicted persons were told that alternative accommodation in containers was available in the Boljevci settlement in the Municipality of Surčin, residents in Boljevci forcibly prevented the evicted individuals from making use of this housing. As a result, the evicted Roma, including children, were forced to sleep outside without any shelter on the night of the eviction. At least 12 families remain homeless. Further evictions are planned for an unspecified date.

Source: (8 April 2009)
Costs €   0