Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
Switzerland, Liechtenstein


Universal Periodic Review Working Group – 22nd Session

Universal Periodic Review of Croatia

Statement by Australia

Australia commends Croatia on its commitment to human rights and its ongoing engagement with the Universal Periodic Review process. Australia recommends Croatia continue to strengthen its human rights framework, including through giving full implementation to existing institutional and legal protections.

Acknowledging Croatia’s efforts to address gender-based discrimination and domestic violence, Australia recommends that Croatia address remaining legislative and implementation gaps, including to fully protect and support victims.

Australia also notes reports of continued societal discrimination against minority groups, including in education, employment, housing and healthcare. Australia recommends that further concrete and effective steps be taken towards protection and social inclusion for all minority groups.