Third Party Intervention
Commissioner publishes observations on summary returns of migrants from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Commissioner published today her written observations to the European Court of Human Rights concerning the cases of three Syrian applicants summarily returned from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Commissioner stresses that all the information available points to the existence of an...
Croatian authorities must stop pushbacks and border violence, and end impunity
The latest allegations of collective expulsions of migrants, denial of access to asylum, and of extreme violence by Croatian law enforcement officers used in this context are extremely worrying. Numerous human rights organisations and international organisations have been documenting for a long...
Commissioner welcomes the first joint commemoration in the former extermination camp in Jasenovac since 2014
75 years ago, today, the Jasenovac extermination camp in Croatia was dismantled. In that camp, more than 80 000 persons were brutally killed by the fascist Ustasha regime. As we honour the memory of the victims today, I warmly welcome the first joint commemoration in Jasenovac since 2014...
Povjerenica za ljudska prava Vijeća Europe odaje počast žrtvama i preživjelima koncentracijskog logora Jasenovac u Hrvatskoj
“Prema dosad utvrđenim podatcima preko 80 000 tisuća nevinih ljudi brutalno su ubijeni u logoru smrti Jasenovac. Ovo je mjesto istinske boli i simbol stravičnih posljedica nesputanog nacionalizma i mržnje. Danas želim odati počast žrtvama tih zločina, iskazati solidarnost s onima održavaju...
Commissioner calls on Croatia to investigate allegations of collective expulsions of migrants and of violence by law enforcement officers
In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister of Croatia published today, Commissioner Mijatović raises concerns about allegations of collective expulsions of 2500 migrants since the beginning of 2018 and reported violence and other crimes allegedly committed by law enforcement officers. “The...
Croatian government should reconsider the draft law on the Ombudsman for Children
“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...
Izvješće o posjeti
Hrvatska bi trebala ukloniti nedostatke u području tranzicijske pravde, imigracije i slobode medija
“Hrvatska je u proteklih nekoliko godina bitno unaprijedila svoje propise i praksu u polju ljudskih prava. Međutim, neka su skorija dešavanja taj napredak ugrozila,” kazao je Nils Muižnieks, povjerenik Vijeća Europe za ljudska prava, prigodom današnje objave izvješća temeljenog na njegovoj...
Visit to Croatia
Croatia: High time to create a tolerant and inclusive society
“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...
Croatia: the human dignity of transgender persons is to be fully respected
[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...
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