On June 14th 2018 the Croatian parliament has approved the 2017 Ombudswoman's report with 114 yes votes, 3 against and 1 abstained. The report contains the analysis and assessment of the human rights situation in Croatia together with more than 200 recommendations for elimination of the systemic problems faced by the citizens. Most recommendations referred to the state administrative bodies, but also to the local and self-government units, professional associations, trade unions and others.

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Ombudswoman Lora Vidović visited the Osijek Law School on 10th April 2018, and Zagreb Law School on 17th April, where she discussed human rights and discrimination with students. She presented in details the mandate and power of the ombudsman institution supported, with several cases from the practice. Students showed most interest in the topics regarding migration and judiciary.

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We have to fight discrimination primarily through education, especially of younger children, but also all stakeholders involved have to play their roles: state bodies, NGOs, media, and citizens as well, said Deputy Ombudswoman Tena Šimonović Einwalter at the round table discussion during the Festival of Tolerance, taking place from 8 – 14 April 2018. in Zagreb.

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