The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, better known as the European Convention on Human Rights, entered into force on 3 September 1953.

Ahead of the anniversary, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland said: “The European Convention on Human Rights is a unique safety net protecting more than 830 million people. “Whether applied by national courts or the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, the Convention has changed people’s lives in many different ways across the whole continent. It has played a key role in promoting stability and security in Europe over the last 65 years and, at a time when the continent is facing many serious challenges, its safeguards remain as crucial as ever.”

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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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