At its session held on 18 October 2023, the Committee on Human and National Minority Rights of the Croatian Parliament unanimously voted in favor of the Ombudswoman’s Annual Report 2022. Parliamentary members of the Committee pointed out that the Report is comprehensive and well-argued, as well as that the analyses, data and the conclusions it contains are widely read and used.
The Committee also unanimously adopted the conclusion urging the Croatian Parliament to discuss the report in its plenary session by December 15 of this year.
Committee’s Chair Mr. Milorad Pupovac expressed his support for the work of the institution of the Ombudswoman by calling on the competent authorities to improve their cooperation with the Ombudswoman, mainly in terms of providing data and following-up on her recommendations. The same is in line with one of the six recommendations of the European Commission issued to the Republic of Croatia in EC’s Report on the Rule of Law for 2023 – to further improve the implementation of the recommendations and to respond more systematically to the Ombudswoman’s requests for information.
Presenting the Report, Ombudswoman Tena Šimonović Einwalter provided a brief overview of some of the institution’s activities in the areas of human rights protection and promotion undertaken in the course of 2022 and of the problems citizens encountered in exercising their rights.
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Source: The Office of the Ombudswoman of the Republic of Croatia