• Challenges in collecting statistics on discrimination grounds

    Second conference of the South East European equality bodies, organised in Zagreb on 30th October 2017 by the Ombudswoman for Gender Equality, Višnja Ljubičić, focused on „Challenges in collecting statistics on discrimination grounds“.

    Deputy Ombudswoman Tena Šimonović Einwalter highlighted the necessity for collecting indicators of discrimination while informing the participants on variety of data which the Office of the Ombudswoman collects in order to objectively report to the Parliament and public on the occurrence of discrimination. She also presented the results of the Survey on the level of discrimination awareness, conducted in 2016 as one of methods for collecting quantitative data on discrimination occurrence as well.

  • Study visit of Slovenian NPM

    National Preventive Mechanism paid an unannounced visit to the Zadar Prison from 25th until 28th October 2017. The purpose was to assess how human rights of persons deprived of liberty were respected, especially those relating to accommodation conditions, work organisation of the Treatment Department as well as treatment by judicial police. 

  • 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.