Human Rights in Croatia

Human Rights House Zagreb has published two reports, one providing in-depth insight into the human rights situation in Croatia, the other a thematic report into primary legal aid in the country.

Human Rights in Croatia: Overview of 2017

Human Rights House Zagreb’s annual report is based on year-round monitoring and qualitative research. It provides an insight into the most important violations and systemic problems, challenges, and disputes related to protection, respect, and promotion of human rights in Croatia during the past year.

The report finds no significant progress in 2017 that reverses the negative trends of social relativism and political marginalisation of human rights. The long-term burden placed on the economy by numerous structural problems and the stagnation of socio-economic opportunities impede the exercise of social and economic rights of all citizens. Such social circumstances strengthen social groups that advocate for the return to traditional values and systematically distort and abuse standards of human rights protection, in order to restrict the rights of others.

Primary Legal Aid – Perspective of Authorised Providers

Human Rights House Zagreb recently published a thematic report on primary legal aid – from the perspective of authorised providers. Given that legal aid aims to ensure equal access to justice for all Croatian citizens as a fundamental human right, Human Rights House Zagreb aimed to address some of the main problems that arise in this system, and to encourage improvements.

Primary legal aid in Croatia is burdened by numerous obstacles, most of which do not arise out of the legislative framework that regulates it, but rather out of the manner in which it is implemented. As part of this qualitative research, the House conducted interviews with 14 associations that provide primary legal aid in Croatia.

The results show that there is a great need for thoughtful investments in the legal aid system. In addition, the system should be based on national analysis of social needs in order to adequately address the needs of citizens and provide them with effective access to justice.


July 27, 2018

Serbian civil society dialogue with Norwegian and Serbian Prime Ministers

At the first stop on an official trip to Serbia, Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg visited Human Rights House Belgrade with her Serbian counterpart Ana Brnabic. At the House, the politicians had the opportunity to engage in dialogue with members of Serbian civil society.

July 26, 2018

Адвакат Таццяна Агеева: «BISH – гэта лепшае, што здарылася са мной пасля пазбаўлення ліцэнзіі»

«Каб зразумець важнасць правоў чалавека і міжнародных стандартаў, мне трэба было пазбавіцца ліцэнзіі» – распавядае Таццяна Агеева, выпускніца IV цыкла адукацыйнага праекта BISH.

July 25, 2018

HRHT Concern Letter Regarding the Illegal Restriction of the Freedom of Movement to the Azerbaijani Lawyer

Human Rights House Tbilisi and its member organizations sign the letter of concern on behalf of the imposed travel ban over the Azerbaijani human rights lawyer, Emin Aslan.