Croatia: European court urges authorities to “regulate more clearly” home births legislation

The applicant Ivana Pojatina, alleged in particular that, although Croatian law allowed home births, women such as her could not make this choice in practice because they were not able to get professional help.

Croatia: Court makes judgement in woman’s ‘forced into prostitution’ human rights complaint

The case concerned a Croatian woman’s complaint that she had been forced into prostitution. She alleged in particular that the authorities had failed to respond adequately to her complaint and that Croatia lacked a proper legal framework to deal with such issues.

Croatia: Court backs anti-Roma hate crime complaint

Human rights judges today awarded 12,500 euros (EUR) in respect of non-pecuniary damage and EUR 2,200 in respect of costs and expenses to Maja Škorjanec, after accepting that Croatia’s authorities failed to investigate properly an alleged anti-Roma hate crime.

Slovenia lodges inter-state European Court complaint against Croatia

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia has lodged an application with the Court against the Republic of Croatia. The case concerns the actions of the Croatian judiciary and executive, in relation to legal claims brought by the bank Ljubljanska banka d.d concerning the fate of assets and receivables following the disintegration of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Croatia: Armed robber wins judges’ backing in cell space human rights row

An armed robber detained in a cell with less than three square metres of personal space, has convinced Strasbourg judges that his human rights were violated by Croatia’s authorities.