Croatia Croatia


ECRI Report, ECRI Conclusions on the implementation of the recommendations in respect of CROATIA subject to interim follow-up, Adopted on 19 March 2015

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Monitoring body


ECRI | European Commission against Racism and Intolerance | Council of Europe

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia Discrimination Ethnic profiling

Target Population

Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities People with migrant background Refugees & asylum seekers

Key findings

ECRI welcomes the Croatian Parliament’s adoption of a Migration Policy for 2013-2015. It has seven chapters on: visa policy; status issues (permits for entry, stay and employment of foreigners); Croatian citizenship; asylum; integration policy; irregular migration; and Croatian diaspora. An Action Plan for removing obstacles to the integration of foreigners was also adopted, with a focus on refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection.

Security issues related to the prevention of irregular migration and asylum regulation are the central focus of the policy. The emphasis
on the administrative and legal aspects of migration and the lack of a human rights approach have been criticised. Moreover, a comprehensive analysis of the situation is missing, as are concrete allocations of funding for specific measures and deadlines for implementation.

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

The working methods for the preparation of the reports involve documentary analyses, a visit to the country concerned, and then a confidential dialogue with the national authorities.

Sample details and representativeness

ECRI’s reports are analyses based on a great deal of information gathered from a wide variety of sources.

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