Croatia: Existing Laws are Failing Victims of Domestic Violence, Amnesty International Submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 36th Session of the UPR Working Group, 4-5 May 2020
In this submission Amnesty International assesses the national human rights framework with regard to existing legal and policy measures designed to address widespread domestic violence and the highly problematic definition of rape and raises concerns about persisting challenges facing women’s access to legal and safe abortion and sexual and reproductive rights. The organisation also notes serious concerns about systemic pushbacks and collective expulsions of refugees and migrants attempting to enter the country and allegations of frequent and brutal violence perpetrated by the Croatian police against them.
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