Practice Related to Rule 95. Forced Labour
Croatia’s Criminal Code (1997) provides that subjecting the civilian population to forced labour is a war crime.
Croatia’s Criminal Code (1997), as amended to 2006, states that a war crime is committed by whoever “forces [people] to serve in … the information services or administration of a hostile power [or] subjects them to forced labor”.
In 2007, in its second periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, Croatia stated that its Constitution has decreed that “human liberty and individuality are inviolable and that forced or compulsory labour is prohibited”.