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).

Croatia: Court backs woman over gay discrimination complaint

The case concerned the complaint by Danka Pajić, a national of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who is in a stable samesex relationship with a woman living in Croatia, of having been discriminated against on the grounds of her sexual orientation when applying for a residence permit in Croatia.

Croatia: Judges to rule on ‘gay discrimination’ human rights dispute

The case concerns Danka Pajić’s complaint of having been discriminated against on the ground of her sexual orientation when applying for a residence permit in Croatia.