Practice Relating to Rule 88. Non-Discrimination
Croatia’s Criminal Code (1997) provides for the punishment of “any person who, on the basis of race, sex, skin colour, nationality or ethnic origin, violates basic human rights and freedoms accepted by the international community”.
Croatia’s Criminal Code (1997), as amended to 2006, provides for the punishment of anyone who:
… on the basis of a difference in race, religion, political or other belief, property, birth, education, social position or other characteristics, or on the basis of gender, color, national or ethnic origin, violates fundamental human rights and freedoms recognized by the international community.
The Criminal Code further states that “[ordering] the persecution of a person by depriving them of their fundamental rights because this person belongs to a particular group or community” is a crime against humanity.
In 2007, in its second periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, Croatia stated:
68. Article 17 of the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia states:
During a state of war … individual freedoms and rights guaranteed by the Constitution may be restricted. …
69. The extent of such restrictions shall be adequate to the nature of the danger, and may not result in the inequality of persons in respect of race, colour, gender, language, religion, national or social origin.