November 8, 2004

Mines still threatening Croatia

Republic of Croatia will not be cleared of mines until 2010, the deadline defined by the Ottawa Convention and prescribed by the National Program For Counter-Mine Effect. Solution of one of the most important humanitarian problems in the Republic of Croatia is postponed once again. (NOV-8-04)

October 18, 2004

Documentary on prison torture

Documentary by Nenad Puhovski «Lora – testimonies» had its first run on Friday, October 15th within the Human Rights Film Festival in Zagreb. The documentary shows shocking testimonies of torture inside the Croatian military prison «Lora» during the war. (OCT-17-04)

October 11, 2004

Court efficiency and human rights

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) – Canadian section in co-operation with Croatian Helsinki Committee and Croatian Law Centre organized national and regional conference in Bjelolasica, Republic of Croatia, in order to present results of the project «Impartiallity and independence of judiciary». (11-OCT-04)

September 20, 2004

National day to combat violence against women

The Croatian government has proposed to its Parliament that September 22nd should be the National Day to combat violence against Women. (20-SEP-04)

September 10, 2004

Open Society Institute interested in HRH project

On Wednesday, 8th of September 2004, Open Society Institute in the Republic of Croatia organized a meeting with NGO representatives invovled in the emergence of Human Rights House in Zagreb. Topic of the discussion was the Roma project and the possibilities of co-operation between the partners and the Open Society Institute. (10-SEP-2004)

July 13, 2004

New tax legislation hits Croatian NGO’s hard

NGO´s in the Republic of Croatia must now pay value added tax (VAT) on all foreign donations they receive. This recent government decision undermines the very exixtence of NGO´s in the Republic of Croatia.  (-13-JULY-04)