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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Article 106 of the criminal code criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of one to 15 years’ imprisonment, which were sufficiently stringent and, with regard to sex trafficking, commensurate with those for serious crimes, such as rape" (168).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"Foreign victims had access to the same services as domestic victims, but foreign victims without work permits at the time of their exploitation could not receive compensation for lost wages. Foreign victims could receive a temporary residence permit after a 60-day reflection period for adults and 90 days for minors; government reported one victim received a temporary stay based on humanitarian concerns. The Office of the Chief State Prosecutor maintained written instructions on nonpenalization of victims" (169).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Croatia, and traffickers exploit victims from Croatia abroad. Women and girls from the Balkans and Central Europe are subjected to sex trafficking in Croatia. Traffickers subject Croatian women and girls to sex trafficking within the country and elsewhere in Europe. Although there were no official reports this year of traffickers exploiting marginalized Romani children in forced begging in Croatia, this was reported in previous years. Traffickers subject Croatian, Bosnian, and Romanian women and men to forced labor in the Croatian agricultural sector. Migrants and refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and neighboring countries traveling or being...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Croatia does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Croatia remained on Tier 2. These efforts included investigating, prosecuting, and convicting more traffickers and identifying more victims, particularly victims of forced criminality. The government conducted operations to proactively screen for trafficking indicators, increased funding to NGO-run shelters, and adopted the 2018-2021 national action plan. However, the government did not meet the minimum standards in several key areas. Despite conducting operations to proactively identify victims, the government did not consistently screen migrants and...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified 73 victims (29 in 2017). Of these, 60 were victims of forced criminality, 10 of sex trafficking, three of forced labor, and one unknown (eight of sex trafficking, seven of forced criminality, three of forced labor, and eleven of multiple types of exploitation in 2017); two were minors (14 minors in 2017); 26 women and 46 men (six women and nine men in 2017); and 62 were foreign victims (10 in 2017)" (169).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Aug. 18, 2019, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"The government continued to distribute materials from the 'If You Are a Man, You Will Not Buy a Woman' anti-prostitution campaign" (170).
Aug. 18, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3, CWC-DATA-4

"While the government denied allegations of police abuse against migrants, international organizations criticized the government for violent pushbacks of illegal migrants, and civil society reported border police assaulted and harassed migrants, including vulnerable persons such as asylum seekers, children, persons with disabilities, and pregnant women, which strongly discouraged victims from self-identifying or cooperating with authorities" (169).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age for consensual sex is 15" (p.13).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The 2014 report of the ombudsman for gender equality estimated that women earned 10 percent less than men. In addition, salaries were much lower in occupations filled mostly by women, while men more often filled higher-paying management positions" (p. 19).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities enforced the law. The Ministry of the Interior conducted investigative programs and worked with international partners to combat child pornography. The ministry operated a website known as Red Button for the public to report child pornography to police" (p. 13).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Conviction of domestic violence is punishable by up to three years imprisonment" (p. 12).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-1

"Police and prosecutors were generally responsive to crimes and accusations associated with domestic violence and rape, but there were isolated reports that local police departments did not consistently adhere to national guidelines regarding the treatment of victims of sexual assault" (p. 12).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The government committed to receive 1,583 refugees and asylum seekers (1,433 under the EU relocation scheme and 150 under the EU resettlement scheme). In November the country received 40 Syrian refugees from Turkey, the first of 150 Syrian refugees the country committed to receive under the EU resettlement scheme" (para. 9).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth in the country’s territory or from at least one parent who is a citizen" (p. 13).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The ombudsman for gender equality reported that women, regardless of education level, were more likely than men to lose their jobs. According to the ombudsman, government inspections were ineffective in uncovering and sanctioning employer violations" (p. 19).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"Conviction of rape, including spousal rape, is punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment" (p. 12).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law provides a maximum prison sentence of one year for conviction of sexual harassment" (p. 13).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 18; children older than 16 may marry with a judge’s written consent" (p. 13).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The law requires that the “less represented gender” make up at least 40 percent of candidates on a party’s candidate list, with violations punishable by a fine. This law applied to local elections for the first time in May… The law stipulates fines of between 20,000 to 50,000 kuna ($3,100 to $7,700) per electoral list against parties not meeting the threshold at the third regular election following the entry of force of the law, which was considered to be the May local elections. There were no reports of fines being imposed on political parties during the year" (p. 10).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 13).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritania, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

1.0
May 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United States
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-3

2.0
May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, United States
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

0.0
April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

1.0
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

0.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

1.0
March 22, 2019, 4:19 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Croatia (79).