Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Croatia Makes "Modest" Progress in Media Freedom

ZAGREB, April 25, 2018 - The newest Reporters Without Borders (RSF) report on the freedom of the media shows that Croatia has moved up five places from 2017 to 69th in the latest rankings including 180 countries and Croatia's progress is assessed as "modest".

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Status of People with Disabilities in Focus

ZAGREB, April 18, 2018 - Ljubica Lukačić of the Health and Social Policy Commitee and Milorad Pupovac and Bojan Glavašević of the Human Rights Committee on Tuesday held two working meetings with representatives of Human Rights Watch (HRW), the Croatian parliament said in a press release.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Gender Discrimination Main Complaint to Ombudswoman

ZAGREB, April 8, 2018 - The largest number of complaints which the Gender Equality Ombudswoman received in 2017 concerned labour rights and employment as well as social security, and most reports were filed by women who complained about gender-based discrimination, the Office of Ombudswoman Višnja Ljubičić says in a report for 2017.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

One-Fifth of Croatians at Risk of Poverty

ZAGREB, April 3, 2018 - Human Rights Ombudwoman Lora Vidović has submitted a report for 2017 to parliament, in which she warns that as many as one-fifth of Croatian citizens are living at risk of poverty and, along with the analysis and the assessment of the state of human rights, her office has made 231 recommendations to systematically eradicate problems in that regard.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Regional Expert Becomes new CoE Human Rights Commissioner

ZAGREB, April 3, 2018 - Human Rights expert Dunja Mijatović of Bosnia and Herzegovina took up the post of Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Labour Rights Increasingly Endangered

ZAGREB, March 27, 2018 - For the first time in the twenty years of the existence of the institution of human rights ombudsperson, the violation of labour rights was the most frequent reason why citizens contacted Ombudswoman Lora Vidović in 2017, while in recent years complaints most frequently concerned the work of the judiciary, it was reported by Vidović's office on Tuesday.

Monday, 26 March 2018

No Progress in Human Rights Protection

ZAGREB, March 26, 2018 - 2017 saw no significant progress in reversing the negative trend of social downplaying and political marginalisation of human rights in Croatia, the Human Rights House Zagreb said on Monday.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

National Minorities Complain of Problems

ZAGREB, March 14, 2018 - Even though members of the Croatian Parliament's Committee on Human Rights and Ethnic Minority Rights on Wednesday commended the objectivity of the report on the implementation of the Constitutional Law on Ethnic Minority Rights in 2015 and 2016 and unanimously supported it, they warned that there had been a lot of problems in practice.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

UN Called to Investigate Croatia’s Behaviour Towards Migrants

ZAGREB, March 13, 2018 - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has recommended to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to call on Croatia to investigate alleged abuses against child migrants and asylum seekers and provide meaningful access to asylum and fair procedures for those on its territory and at its borders, the human rights organisation said in a statement on Monday.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Thousands March for Women’s Rights in Zagreb

ZAGREB, March 9, 2018 - On the occasion of the International Women's Day, several thousand Croatians took to the streets of Zagreb on Thursday evening, demanding the ratification of The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul convention), the right to abortion and gender equality.

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