Practice Relating to Rule 104. Respect for Convictions and Religious Practices
Croatia’s Criminal Code (1997) provides that “conversion to another religion” of civilian population is a war crime.
In 2001, in its third periodic report to the Committee against Torture, Croatia stated: “Even in the case of a direct threat to the existence of the State, the implementation of the constitutional provisions cannot be restricted regarding … the freedoms of opinion, conscience and religion.”
In 2007, in its second periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, Croatia stated: “Not even in the case of an immediate threat to the existence of the State may restrictions be imposed on the application of the provisions of the Constitution concerning … freedom of thought, conscience and religion.”