• Human rights have no expiration date; they need to be better protected in elderly homes

    Lack of staff in homes for older persons in long-term care as well as their lack of knowledge on human rights are the main causes of violation of rights in these institutions. The beneficiaries are satisfied with accommodation quality and they consider the staff to be the strongest link in the institutional chain, emphasised Ombudswoman Lora Vidović at the opening of the conference „Human rights have no expiration date – living in homes for older and handicapped“ organised on 8th December at the Elderly home Centar in Zagreb.

  • Ombudswoman met families of disappeared and killed persons in Homeland War

    Problems faced by the families of disappeared and killed persons in the Homeland War were in the focus of the meeting Ombudswoman Lora Vidović held with representatives of the family members associations on 4th December 2017 in Vukovar.

  • FRA: The fight against discrimination and hate towards minorities still fails to deliver nearly 10 years on

    Persisting widespread discrimination, intolerance and hatred across the EU threatens to marginalise and alienate many minority group members who otherwise feel largely attached to the country they live in and trust its institutions. These findings emerge from a major repeat survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

  • EU and NHRIs: towards more effective engagement in promoting and protecting human rights

    At the seminar on EU – NHRI engagement organised by ENNHRI on 29 November in Brussels, about 120 representatives of NHRIs, EU Institutions, CSOs and other regional bodies discussed their cooperation and engagement for promoting and protecting human rights in Europe. In the opening of the event, panelists have stressed the crucial role of NHRIs as expert, independent institutions and valued partners on the ground.

    “NHRIs are bridge-builders, dedicated to the realization of international human rights standards.  At the national level, we believe ourselves to be reliable partners for the EU. NHRIs from EU member states, as well as those that are not, can provide EU with expert information on national human rights trends and challenges, and link up EU activities, policies and regulations with local realities" - said ENNHRI Chair and the Ombudswoman of Croatia Lora Vidović.

  • "We have the same rights": ENNHRI’s project leads the way to a Human Rights-based Approach to Long-term Care in Europe

    The final conference of ENNHRI’s project on The Human Rights of Older People and Long-term Care took place on 28 November in Brussels. It offered key findings from the project, as well as further guidance to policy-makers, care providers and advocates for older persons on implementing a human rights-based approach in the long-term care (LTC) sector and protecting and promoting the rights of older persons in (or seeking) care. The event brought together actors from across wider Europe responsible for planning and delivering long-term care for older persons, including representatives of NHRIS, policy-makers, care providers; advocates for older persons and persons with disabilities, human rights defenders, as well as older persons and their families.