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Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database, the femicie rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 0.92 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 8 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 867,739 in that year.
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"19.9% of seats in the lower/single house of Croatia (30 out of 151 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"20.0% of ministerial positions in Croatia (4 out of 20 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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Jan. 31, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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Jan. 31, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 in 2006 was 84. Based on population numbers for this age group in this year from the US Census Bureau's International Database, this translates to a suicide rate of 6.74 per 100,000 for women ages 15-54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 0.65 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 21, 2019, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the suicide rate in 2015 for women ages 15-54 in Croatia was 5.64 per 100,000. This rate was calculated by adding the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 and dividing by the total female population for that age group (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Croatia in 2015 was 9.05 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Police and prosecutors were generally responsive to crimes and accusations associated with domestic violence and rape. There were 21 indictments for rape during the year. Of 13 tried, nine resulted in convictions"
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is particularly concerned by the following issues: Practice of dual arrests, whereby women who are victims of domestic violence are being arrested and occasionally sanctioned, along with alleged aggressors, for being verbally insulting or defending themselves"
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Domestic violence is now in the sphere of misdemeanour sanctions, for which a maximum penalty of 90 days imprisonment could be ordered, and there are also some issues with the protection orders"
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"As for pre-trial detention, the prosecutor can request investigative detention if there is a reasonable suspicion that the suspect committed an offence and may impede criminal proceedings by influencing the witness, or if there is a danger he will repeat the offence, or if the detention is deemed necessary for the conduct of proceedings, due to the especially grave circumstances of an offence that carries a long-term prison sentence. Yet prosecutors still allow the release of dangerous aggressors, even where there are high risk indicators"
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Although domestic violence cases can be prosecuted under criminal or misdemeanour laws, in practice prosecutors do not prosecute cases that fall under the LPDV, i.e. that view such cases as misdemeanours. Thus prosecutors will concentrate on cases where the perpetrator’s behaviour is a “high intensity, quality, and quantity violent form of behavior”, leaving the other violence cases under the misdemeanour offence to be handled by the police"
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The complex nature of prosecution, which needs to differentiate clearly between misdemeanour and criminal charges, has resulted in the vast majority of cases of criminal domestic violence being pursued as misdemeanours to speed up the process. Additionally, the Special Rapporteur was made aware of inaction, insensitive attitudes and a failure to prioritize victims’ safety on the part of the prosecution. It is a common perception that prosecutors view the main purpose of custodial detention as preventing the perpetrator from influencing the victim’s testimony, rather than focusing on the safety concerns of victims"
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Furthermore, the impact of the Maresti case has resulted in prohibiting prosecution and sentencing under both misdemeanour and criminal charges concurrently, as was often done before. This has led to a preference for the misdemeanour system for ease of speedy trials as well as to seek protective measures for the victim. The Special Rapporteur was informed that under the LPDV, the police may propose and seek any of the six protective measures, including three urgent protective measures: a restraining order; eviction; and a stalking and harassment order. The police also have the option of imposing and applying for precautionary measures for eight days under the Misdemeanour Law. However, although they...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"This situation may be explained by the absence of clear guidelines given to police officers in the Rules of Procedure in Cases of Family Violence and the LPDV. Apart from the definitions in the LPDV and in criminal law, which are vague, there are no official guidelines as to what level of domestic violence constitutes a criminal or a misdemeanour charge. The Special Rapporteur was informed that the police have developed some unofficial rules to decide whether to file a case as criminal or misdemeanour by relying on a “three strikes” approach: after two misdemeanours, the third offence becomes criminal. This results in first-time offences without heavy violence to be...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The police connect the victim and the courts, because in practice the police act as prosecutors in misdemeanour cases. Their prosecutorial role in the misdemeanour system can help the victim overcome evidentiary challenges she might face. While a victim could initiate misdemeanour proceedings on her own and obtain protective measures, she would still face the challenge of collecting evidence on her own. Despite this important role in preventing and protecting women from violence, the Special Rapporteur found significant gaps and weaknesses relating to their responses when faced with cases of domestic violence. Police officers tend to assume that domestic violence is a private matter or is a result of alcohol...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Although there are now specialized police officers who have undergone training in domestic violence, they are not available at all stations and at all hours. The first respondents (duty officers) tend to be generalist police officers in most cases"
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The protective measures of restraining orders, eviction orders, and stalking/harassment prohibitions are underused.289 Of the 9,833 protective measures requested in 2008, only 788 restraining orders, 233 stalking/harassment prohibitions, and 377 expulsions.290 One NGO stated that when the law was initially adopted, the police would actually use and enforce the expulsion order.291 Now, however, police use of this measure has diminished.292 Although an officer opined that eviction should be more common, he estimated only about 10 percent of their cases have restraining and expulsion orders.293 Judges explained that one reason why eviction is not requested more often is because of traditional stereotypes, such as a man’s right to property (the home)...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Interviews revealed that police are not receiving effective training on identifying the primary aggressor or evaluating defensive injuries in domestic violence cases.93 Only one police officer expressed that training on assessing the primary aggressor is obligatory to identify the victim and the perpetrator.94 In fact, one NGO worker opined that the police trainings relay messages about domestic violence that result in more arrests of victims who are in fact acting in self-defense"
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Interviews also revealed that police are at times insensitive toward the victim and even dismissive of their claims. A victim, whose offender had thrown an iron pipe at her and threatened her with an ax, described her experience when she reported the violence: The police asked for the ax and put me in the vehicle with locked doors and closed windows. I asked for the window to be open and he laughed at me, and I started to panic and call for help and then he opened the window. The police said, “Why would you come here to upset him?” I said, “This is my house,” and he said “Yeah,...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Misconceptions that domestic violence is a private matter or a result of alcohol abuse are frequently the cause of an ineffective police response, such as failing to take domestic violence seriously, inform victims of their rights, refer them to services, or charge the perpetrator.69 Shelter workers described how women from smaller towns repeatedly call the police, who tell them it is their own private matter to deal with,70 or they should be patient and wait until the situation improves.71 In these cases, police try to reconcile the parties, a response they viewed as preventive"
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"There is also a need for a specialized focus on domestic violence with the law enforcement sector. Domestic violence cases are handled by the same unit in the police department that handles juvenile delinquency and crimes against children.66 There are no police officers dedicated solely to policing domestic violence, and officers on juvenile delinquency and crimes against children and minors are assigned to handle domestic violence cases"
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"In many cases, police, judicial, Center for Social Welfare, and other actors’ practices also reflect a fundamental misunderstanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and how best to address it"
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 1.1 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.27 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2016 was 0.92 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Croatia, Djibouti, Fiji, Ghana, Iceland, Italy, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Paraguay, Qatar, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

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