Thursday, 8 March 2018

Government to Propose Istanbul Convention Ratification with Reservations

ZAGREB, March 8, 2018 - Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy Minister Nada Murganić said on Thursday that regarding the ratification of the Istanbul convention, the government would put forward a document containing allowed reservations and special statements conveying respect for values promulgated by the Croatian Constitution.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Opposition Calling for Istanbul Convention Ratification

ZAGREB, March 7, 2018 - Croatia's strongest opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Wednesday called on the government to ratify the Istanbul Convention as soon as possible, recalling that the SDP had introduced it in Parliament on International Women's Day, March 8, last year.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Istanbul Convention Ratification Still in Limbo

ZAGREB, March 6, 2018 - After a special session of the Parliamentary Committee on Human and Ethnic Minority Rights that lasted nearly four hours on Tuesday and discussed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the so-called Istanbul Convention, a state secretary at the Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy Ministry Margareta Mađerić was unable to say when the government would send the law on the ratification of the Istanbul Convention to parliament.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Croatia an Active Member of UN Human Rights Council

ZAGREB, February 27, 2018 - Croatian Foreign Minister Marija Pejčinović Burić attended a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on February 26-27, the ministry said on Tuesday.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Amnesty International Reports on Discrimination in Croatia

ZAGREB, February 22, 2018 - Discrimination against ethnic and sexual minorities persisted in Croatia in 2017, the legal system, the criminal justice system continued to fail many victims of domestic abuse, police continued to return to Serbia refugees and migrants who entered the country irregularly, without granting them access to an effective asylum process, and access to abortion remained restricted, according to the Amnesty International (AI).

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

People with Disabilities in Croatia Still Discriminated Against

ZAGREB, February 20, 2018 - Croatia continues to be a country where thousands of people with disabilities are segregated and live in conditions that are beneath human dignity, while the national policy of deinstitutionalisation has been one step forward, two steps back despite EU funding that has been secured for that purpose, the federation of nongovernmental organisations Platforma 112 said on Tuesday, on the occasion of World Day of Social Justice.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

“Parliament Will Soon Debate the Istanbul Convention on Violence against Women”

ZAGREB, February 7, 2018 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Tuesday the debate on the Istanbul Convention in Croatia had acquired a different dimension, with part of the public approaching it from the gender ideology angle, and that soon one "will try to distinguish the trees from the wood."

Monday, 5 February 2018

Officials Condemn Burning of Picture Book about Same-Sex Families

ZAGREB, February 5, 2018 - Education Minister Blaženka Divjak and Children's Ombudswoman Helenca Pirnat Dragičević on Monday strongly condemned the burning of a picture book by the Dugine Obitelji association which speaks about children growing up in same-sex families, as an effigy at a children's carnival in the coastal town of Kaštela.

Monday, 29 January 2018

European Court of Human Rights Rules in Favour of Croatia

ZAGREB, January 29, 2018 - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that Croatia did not "violate the right to life" because it conducted an efficient investigation into the circumstances of the death of a man identified by his initials P.M. at Žegar near Obrovac, in the south of the country, in the course of Croatia's military and police operation Storm on 5 August 1995.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

HRW Criticizes Croatia’s Human Rights Policies

ZAGREB, January 18, 2018 - By August, 1,262 people claimed asylum in Croatia in 2017, including people returned to Croatia from other EU member states under EU asylum rules, only 76 asylum seekers were granted some form of protection in 2017 at the time of writing, and Croatia relocated 78 asylum seekers from Greece and Italy by late September, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

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