• Croatian Parliament Accepts Ombudswoman’s 2016 Annual Report

    Croatian parliament has accepted the Ombudswoman’s 2016 Annual report on the state of human rights and discrimination in Croatia, which includes 220 recommendations for elimination of systemic shortcomings and irregularities. 98 MPs voted for the Report at the session held on 27th October 2017.

  • Standards for Equality bodies presented to Member State representatives

    The Equinet network, and in particular its work on standards for equality bodies, was presented to Member State representatives this week, at the European Commission’s High Level Group on Non-discrimination, Equality and Diversity.

  • Migrants’ right to information and family reunification

    Migrants must be informed about their rights in order to be able to use them and seek protection if they are not respected. In practice, however, this is often not the case, as showed the report “*Migrants’ right to information: from key findings to evidence-based recommendations for policy makers”, which ENNHRI presented on 17th October in the European parliament in Brussels.

  • New measures against energy poverty announced

    Poverty is an enemy of human rights and states are successful to the extent on how much they look after the most vulnerable, said Ombudswoman Lora Vidović at the opening of the conference on energy poverty, that she organised on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and Social Exclusion. We are all witnessing the scale of poverty around us, and the official data confirm it: “19,5% of people in Croatia are in risk of poverty and 9,3% cannot afford adequate heating in winter season”, stated Marko Krištof, Head of the Croatian Bureau of Statistics.

  • Tena Šimonović Einwalter Elected Equinet Chair

    Deputy Ombudswoman, Tena Šimonović Einwalter, was elected Equinet Chair of the Executive Board 2017-2019 on October 11 2017, at the first meeting of this new board, immediately after the General Assembly of Equinet Members.

    „This is a great honour for me and the Ombudsman institution as well as for Croatia since this is a network which gathers institutions and organisations from the entire Europe, and which has been performing enormous work in creating equality. My goal is to proceed in the same direction towards enhanced protection of diversity and at the same time equality of citizens, irrespective of their ethnicity, age, religion, gender and other characteristics“, stated Šimonović Einwalter.