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Policy drivers on the Global Compact on Refugees in Serbia


Publication by
Julian M. Lehmann / October 2022

Although the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) has elaborated a clear set of shared policy objectives on addressing forced displacement, it is less evident how these objectives are best to be achieved politically. Using a lens of “political responsibility” for policies, this paper studies domestic and international policy actors, and their roles and interests for explaining policies relevant to the GCR in the Republic of Serbia since 2018. It does so by looking at selected policy developments in two overarching areas of the GCR: “reception and admission” (including access to territory, reception arrangements, and asylum procedures) and “meeting needs and supporting communities” (including access to the labour market and integration).