Croatia - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification April 25, 2005
UNCAT Ratification October 12, 1992
SPT Member Ms. Marija Definis-Gojanovic
NPM Designated

Ombudswoman, in cooperation with representatives of the academic community and human rights NGOs

NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework

NPM Act (2 February 2011) - Unofficial translation

Ombudsman Act (September 1992)

Croatia ratified the OPCAT in 2005. It designated its Ombudsperson's Office six years later (2011) through a specific legislation. The NPM started its operations in 2012.

The SPT member who is the SPT Focal Point for Croatia is available here.


Keywords: Ombuds Institution