Croatia / Misdemeanor Court in Zagreb / 89. Pp J-3155/2019




Croatia / Misdemeanor Court in Zagreb / 89. Pp J-3155/2019

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Decision/ruling/judgment date

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Crime type(s) concerned/related


Related hate bias motivation

Ethnic origin

Groups affected


Court/Body type

National Court


Misdemeanor Court of Zagreb (Prekršajni sud u Zagrebu)

Key facts of the case

Three defendants were charged that on 28 Sept 2019 in a bar in Zagreb they disturbed public order by pushing each other and verbally clashing, thus committing a violation of Art. 13 and 17 of the Act on Misdemeanors against Public Order and Peace. The first defendant is acquitted of the accusation that during the same incident he insulted the third defendant with the words: "Fuck your Muslim mother, balije" which is a violation of Art. 25 par. 1 of the Anti-Discrimination Act.

Main reasoning/argumentation

The Court does not state the reasoning because the defendants waived their right to appeal, which made this verdict final.

Is the case related to the application of the Framework Decision on Racism and Xenophobia, the Racial Equality Directive?

Key issues (concepts, interpretations) clarified by the case

Results (sanctions, outcome) and key consequences or implications of the case

The perpetrator was acquitted of the accusation of violating the Anti-Discrimination Act Art. 25 par. 1 (misdemeanor provisions on discrimination) as all three defendants waived their right to appeal so the verdict was made final.

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