Human Rights in Croatia: Overview of 2020

Human Rights in Croatia: Overview of 2020 is the annual report produced by the Human Rights House in cooperation with civil society organisations dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights in various aspects of social life. The report aims to provide insight into violations, issues, challenges and disputes in the sphere of protection and promotion of human rights in 2020. In addition to significant material damages caused by two devastating earthquakes that hit central Croatia, the past year has been challenging for human rights on account of restrictive measures adopted to protect public health in response to the outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. The report covers social, economic and political context, international instruments, laws, public policies and institutions, right to participation, human rights defenders and civil society, religious rights and freedoms, media freedoms, security and human rights, human rights and the judiciary, transitional justice and dealing with the past, right to an adequate standard of living, right to health, human rights and the environment, education and human rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, youth, rights of the elderly, rights of persons with disabilities, rights of LGBTIQ persons, rights of the homeless, rights of refugees and rights of national minorities.