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Asylum-seekers were denied access to asylum; the police pushed back and abused people entering irregularly. The legal framework on gender-based violence was improved, but cases continued to attract minor penalties. Access to abortion remained severely constrained. Same-sex couples were granted the...
Bosnia and Herzegovina Asylum

Europe: Pushback practices and their impact on the human rights of migrants and refugees – Amnesty International Submission to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, February 2021

In response to the questionnaire of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants on “pushback practices and their impact on the human rights of migrants”, this document provides Amnesty International’s input on select patterns of pushbacks of migrants and refugees in Europe with a focus...
Croatia Domestic Violence

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, 2-13 November 2020

In this submission, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Croatia in its previous Universal Periodic Review. It assesses the national human rights framework with regard to existing legal and policy measures designed to address widespread domestic violence and...
Croatia Asylum

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...