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Croatia - OPCAT Situation

Updated 23.10.2016

Croatia ratified the OPCAT in 2005. It designated its Ombudsperson's Office six years later (2011) through a specific legislation. The NPM started its operations in 2012.

The SPT member Aneta Stanchevska is the SPT Focal Point for Croatia.

Opcat status
OPCAT Ratification April 25, 2005
UNCAT Ratification October 12, 1992
SPT Member Ms Marija Definis-Gojanovic (2007-2012;2015-2018)
NPM Designated

Ombudswoman, in cooperation with representatives of the academic community and human rights NGOs

NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework

NPM Act (2 February 2011) - Unofficial translation

Ombudsman Act (September 1992)

Population 4 470 534
Area (sq km) 56 594
Number of prisons 23
Prison population 4 365
Quick links

Communication to the SPT: Official correspondence by Croatia (8 February 2012)

UPR: Report of the Working Group (January 2011)

CCPR: Concluding Observations (November 2009)

CAT: Concluding Observations (May 2004)

CPT: Visit report (September 2012) and latest visit in March 2017 (news flash)

Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe): Report (2004)