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Ombudsman Office (Ured pučkog pravobranitelja) (2013), Annual Report of the Ombudsman Office for 2013 (Izvješće pučke pravobraniteljice za 2013. godinu)

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Human rights or equality body


Croatia, Ombudsman Office | Ured pučkog pravobranitelja

Main Thematic Focus


Target Population

General population Migrants Ethnic minorities Religious minorities

Key findings

In 2013, there were 57 cases of discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity, race or skin colour (22,98%) and five cases of discrimination on the grounds of religion (2,01%) reported to Ombudsman Office. Most of these cases were misdemeanours. The report does not state which religion is the ground of discrimination. The report also states that Ministry of Interior and State Attorney’s office registered 57 cases of hate crimes, out of which in 48 cases the bias motivation was race, ethnicity or nationality. The number of asylum seekers in 2013 was 1226 most of whom were from Syria (229), Afghanistan (196) and Somalia (139).

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

Ombudsman Office analyses and evaluates the situation in some areas of human rights protection and combating discrimination, mostly based on citizens' complaints, as well as other sources of information, such as annual reports and publicly available materials of various actors, expert articles and research, but also the responses of state bodies, non-governmental organizations, social partners, religious communities, human rights councils and others.

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