Croatia - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification April 25, 2005
UNCAT Ratification October 12, 1992
SPT Member Ms Marija Definis-Gojanovic (2007-2012;2015-2018)
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 Aneta Stanchevska is the SPT Focal Point for Croatia.

Keywords: Ombuds Institution