Human Rights House Annual Report 2016
Discover how we, the Human Rights Houses and Human Rights House Foundation, protected, empowered, and supported human rights defenders and advanced human rights in 2016.
Croatian President and Premier must unequivocally condemn human rights violations in Hungary
Press release: Reaction to the arrival of President of Hungary János Áder in Croatia.
Marking International Whistleblower Day in Croatia
On March 24, International Whistleblower Day, GOOD Initiative, Center for Peace Studies, GONG and the Human Rights House Zagreb called upon all citizens and educational staff to openly warn of harmful policies and practices in the Croatian education system.
All humans need rights
“In Croatia, constitutional values are now questioned in the media and by government officials. Yet 65 percent of people support the rights in the constitution, such as gender equality and women’s rights; we need these people to not stay silent and to stand up to defend these rights.”
Croatia must stand beside civil society at United Nations
The Human Rights Council opens today in Geneva. For Croatia, it carries strong symbolic value: it is the first time that it will attend as a member of the United Nations’ highest body to promote human rights.
Press release: Attack on President of the Croatian Journalists Association Is Not an Isolated Case
Human Rights House Zagreb issued the following press release condemning the recent attack on journalist and president of the Croatian Journalists’ Association (HND), Saša Leković. This follows more than 75 attacks on media in Croatia since 2015.
Croatia: “Enough with the Hatred”
Human Rights House Zagreb and Gong held a public discussion on hate speech, and launched initiatives to combat hate speech and other speech that is unacceptable in the public space in a democratic society.
Public discussion: “Enough of hate speech”
Human Rights House Zagreb and GONG will hold a public discussion and launch initiatives to combat hate speech (in Croatian).
Putting democracy and human rights back on the political agenda
Ahead of parliamentary elections in Croatia on 11 September, the Platform 112 coalition of more than 70 civil society organisations, together with the Croatian Journalist Association, held a pre-election debate with political candidates. The debate focused on human rights, civil society, democracy, peace-building, access to justice, and equality.