Croatia / Municipal Court in Osijek, Misdemeanor section / 89. Pp J-1066/2019-10
Crime type(s) concerned/related
Related hate bias motivation
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.
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.