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.

Nils Muižnieks: Croatia should eliminate shortcomings in transitional justice, immigration and media freedom

“It is worrying to see the persistence of impunity in Croatia for certain serious human rights violations committed in the past,” states the Commissioner for Human Rights. “The authorities should put an end to this, and effectively prosecute, try and sanction the perpetrators of wartime crimes.”

Croatia: Nationalist “surge” has negative impact on minorities

Hate speech has become more acceptable in the media and in political discourse, according to a new opinion on Croatia by the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM).