“I understand that a draft law on the Ombudsman for Children, prepared by the Croatian Government, is scheduled to be debated today in the Croatian Parliament. Whereas the Constitutional Court’s decision which abolished the previous law has left a legal gap which needs to be filled, I am...
Commissioner encourages Croatia to accelerate the process of ratification of the Istanbul Convention
In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister of Croatia published today, Commissioner Muižnieks strongly encourages the authorities to move quickly forward on their path towards the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic...
Country visit report
“Croatia has substantially improved its human rights law and practice in the last years. However, some recent developments put at serious risk these achievements” said Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing today a report based on his visit to the country...
Visit to Croatia
“Social cohesion and pluralism are under threat in Croatia. I urge the authorities to initiate and engage in an open dialogue with all stakeholders in order to protect pluralism and avoid further polarisation in society. Moreover, political leaders need to send an unequivocal message against...
[11/04/2013 10:00] In the context of the ongoing reform of the Croatian Registries Act, the Commissioner has called on the Croatian authorities to take advantage of this occasion to clarify the legal framework governing the official recognition of trans persons' preferred gender. The...
Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, to Mr Arsen Bauk, Minister of Public Administration of Croatia, on the legal framework for the official recognition of trans persons' preferred gender CommDH(2013)8 / 11 April 2013
Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, to Ms Nansi Tireli, Chairperson of the Gender Equality Committee, Croatian Parliament, on the legal framework for the official recognition of trans persons' preferred gender CommDH(2013)7 / 11 April 2013
Strasbourg, 22/03/2012 – "The law adopted by the Croatian Parliament last October proclaiming null and void all legal acts relating to the 1991-1995 war in which Croatian nationals are suspected, indicted or sentenced for war crimes is a serious setback to the efforts to end impunity and promote...
Strasbourg, 17/06/10- "Croatia has made important progress since its independence. However, solving serious human rights issues caused by the 1991-1995 war still require further determination" said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, presenting today his report...
Report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, following his visit to Croatia (6-9 April 2010). Issues reviewed: Human rights of displaced persons and asylum seekers, proceedings relating to post-war justice and human rights of Roma CommDH(2010)20 / 17 June 2010
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