• ENNHRI General Assembly Meeting to be held in Zagreb

    Representatives of more than 30 institutions, members of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI), from more than 30 countries from wider Europe are gathering in Zagreb on 27 and 28 October 2016 to attend the ENNHRI General Assembly Meeting. The two-day event aims to provide an opportunity for ENNHRI members to discuss recent developments, challenges and trends at national and European level in terms of the promotion and protection of human rights.

  • European Commission awards journalists from Croatia, Germany and Spain for excellency in reporting on diversity

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    The European Commission announced October 17 2016 in Dublin journalists from Croatia, Germany and Splain as the winners of the European Journalist Awards on Diversity.

    European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said: "This is an era in which we all have to make an extra effort to understand each other, see the world through the eyes of one's neighbour or far-relative in order to combat fear or even hatred between peoples. Journalists offer us that essential opportunity to do so through their words and stories about people like us."

  • Croatian findings within the ENNHRI Older Persons Project presented to stakeholders in Zadar

    Main findings of the Croatian National Report, a part of ENNHRI project on human rights of older persons and long term care, were presented on October 5th 2016 to stakeholders in Zadar, one of the largest cities in the south of Croatia. The presentation gathered staff from the homes for the elderly, representatives of local and regional autonomy, non-governmental organizations and of educational system.

  • Croatia should eliminate shortcomings in transitional justice, immigration and media freedom

    “Croatia has substantially improved its human rights law and practice in the last years. However, some recent developments put at serious risk these achievements” said Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing today a report based on his visit to the country carried out last April.

    The Commissioner is concerned about the recent regression of inter-state co-operation in the region on the prosecution of wartime crimes committed during the 1990s. “It is worrying to see the persistence of impunity in Croatia for certain serious human rights violations committed in the past. The authorities should put an end to this, and effectively prosecute, try and sanction the perpetrators of wartime crimes”.

  • EQUINET Annual Meeting calls for stronger NEB involvement in creating EU policies and cooperation with NHRI’s

    Equality Bodies from across Europe, members of Equinet, as well as partner organisations and other stakeholders, met on 29 and 30 September in Brussels to discuss Equinet’s work on standards for equality bodies.

    The Ombudswoman of Croatia and European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) Chair Lora Vidović participated in a panel on ‘Strengthening equality bodies within the institutional architecture’, along with the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) Director Michael O'Flaherty, MEP Ulrike Lunaček and ECRI representative Stefano Valenti. Vidović presented ENNHRI's work, including the ongoing cooperation between Equality Bodies and National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and their respective networks.