This report is a joint effort of a group of Croatian civil society organizations (CSOs) with a long-standing track record in the area of human rights protection: B.a.B.e. – Be Active Be Emancipated, ZINH - Association of Investigative Journalists of Croatia, Centre for Peace, Non-violence and Human Rights Osijek, CESI – Centre for Education, Counselling and Research, CMS – Centre for Peace Studies, Documenta – Centre for Dealing with the Past, GOLJP – Civic Committee for Human Rights, Human Rights House Zagreb, GONG, Green Action, Right to the City, Centre for LGBT Equality, SDF – Serbian Democratic Forum and Transparency International Croatia.1
We have embarked on this endeavour to enable access to relevant information to Croatian voters prior to the EU accession referendum, so that they can make an informed decision based on their own conclusion of Croatia’s respect for EU, but more importantly, its own standards regarding the rule of law and status of human rights’ protection. We also wish to provide additional, independent information and perspective to the European Commission prior to its March 2011 Progress Report on Croatia, on issues which the Croatian institutions have, in our opinion, failed to address adequately so far.
Ten Years of Normalisation of Relations and Ten Years of the Igman Initiative: RESUME OF RELATIONS IN THE REGION – BILATERAL RELATIONS AND REGIONAL COOPERATION
May 29-30, 2010, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The goal of the Summer School has been to give explanation and better understanding of those dangerous tendencies in societies in general and to plan future actions with NGOs from the region together with some leading politicians from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.
REPORT FOR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2009
In January and February 2009, monitors of the monitoring team of the Centre for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights - Osijek, the Documenta, and the Civic Committee for Human Rights – Zagreb were present at 48 court hearings of 11 crime cases (trials) and the monitors made reports on each hearing.
ANALYSIS, PLANS AND PRIORITIES
Hotel Internacional, Zagreb, 24th March 2009.