• The Office of the Ombudsman opened its regional office in Osijek

    The Office of the Ombudsman opened its regional office in Osijek on November 26th. The Ombudswoman LLM Lora Vidović talked about the work and role of the Ombudsman at the opening:

    "In this way we want to get closer to the citizens, because their expectations of our institution, which has broad powers in protection and promotion of human rights, prevention of discrimination and has the role of National Preventive Mechanism, are increasing. Since we have only had Office in Zagreb so far, many people who need our help were not able to complain and seek protection of their rights because of the distance, and in this way we will be more accessible to all. "

    The first public presentation of the Office was attended by Ph.D. Mira Lulić, a member of the Council of the Ombudsman and the Head of Chair of International Law and the Postgraduate Specialist Studies in Human Rights at the Faculty of Law in Osijek, the mayor of Osijek Ivan Vrkić and the Prefect Osijek-Baranja County, Ph.D. Vladimir Šišljagić.

  • Opening of the Regional Office of the Ombudsman in Rijeka

    Regional Office of the Ombudsman was opened on November 17th 2014 in Rijeka at Korzo 2a / I and it was an opportunity to present the work and role of the Ombudsman as a Commissioner of the Croatian Parliament for the promotion and protection of human rights and freedoms laid down in the Constitution, laws and international legal acts on human rights and freedoms adopted by the Republic of Croatia”.

  • The European General Assembly of the International Ombudsman Institute (Tallinn 2014)

    The European General Assembly of the International Ombudsman Institute, attended by Ombudswoman Lora Vidovic, was held in Tallinn on September 17th. International Ombudsman Institute is a global network of ombudsman institutions, and the European region, with over 70 members, is the largest among them.

  • The second UPR report for Croatia submitted to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

    UPRYesterday, the Ombudswoman submitted to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights the NHRI report during the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Republic of Croatia.

    The report was written in collaboration with the Ombudsperson for Children, the Ombudsperson for Gender Equality and the Disability Ombudsperson, as in the first cycle of reporting in 2010.

  • National conference on Anti-Discrimination Act: Are we combating discrimination? Application of Anti-Discrimination Act

    National conference on Anti-Discrimination Act ´´Are we combating discrimination? Application of Anti-Discrimination Act´´ was held on Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, at Hotel Dubrovnik in Zagreb. The conference was organized by the Office of the Ombudsman within a project called „Development of the National Plan to Combat Discrimination“, done in partnership with the Government Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities.

    The conference 

    was held with the purpose of considering and analyzing the application of Anti-Discrimination Act during the past period and it gathered experts in the field of combating discrimination: judges, lawyers, r

    The conference took place in four thematic sessions which succeeded welcoming speeches by the Ombudswoman, Ms. Lora Vidović, the Head of Government Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities, Mr. Branko Sočanac, Deputy Minister of Justice, Ms. Sandra Artuković Kunšt and the President of the Supreme Court, Mr. Branko Hrvatin. The cover topics were addressed by experts, representatives of institutions deeply involved in the implementation of the Act, i.e. agents who, along with the direct application of the Act, are dealing with anti-discrimination by raising public awareness about discrimination as legally forbidden conduct and by activism.epresentatives of independent and government bodies, civil society organizations and academia.