Croatia - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT ratification date
UNCAT ratification Date
NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Designated

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

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 who is the SPT Focal Point for Croatia is available here.

NPM Structure

In June 2013, a specific department was established within the Ombudsperson's Office to deal with complaints of persons deprived of liberty and the NPM tasks. The department is chaired by the Deputy Ombudsperson.

Annual reports

The Ombudsman publishes an annual report on activities of the NPM. The annual report is submitted and presented to the Parliament. The report's are available on the NPM's website.