Croatia / Municipal Court in Osijek, Misdemeanor section / 89. Pp J-1066/2019-10

Country

Croatia

Title

Croatia / Municipal Court in Osijek, Misdemeanor section / 89. Pp J-1066/2019-10

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Year

2019

Decision/ruling/judgment date

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Crime type(s) concerned/related

Harassment

Related hate bias motivation

Nationality

Groups affected

Muslims

Court/Body type

National Court

Court/Body

Municipal Court in Osijek, Misdemeanor section (Općinski sud u Osijeku, Prekršajni odjel)

Key facts of the case

The defendant, while intoxicated, shouted and verbally abused the victim by insulting her national/ethnic backround with the words: ""Get fucked by your father you Muslim, fuck your mother, go live in Bosnia", which is a violation of Art. 25 par. 1 of the Anti-Discrimination Act.

Main reasoning/argumentation

The Court found the perpetrator guilty for a misdemeanour, breaking Art. 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act of Croatia. The Court found that based on Article 25, the defendant, with the aim to intimidate or to create a hostile, degrading or offensive environment on the grounds of a difference in national affiliation, caused hurt to the female victim.

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 sentenced to a fine (of HRK 3,000.00) according to the Anti-Discrimination Act (misdemeanour provisions on discrimination in Art. 25 par. 1) for causing fear or creating a hostile, degrading or offensive environment based on the protected grounds.

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