ACFC/SR(99)5


REPORT SUBMITTED BY CROATIA
PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 25, PARAGRAPH 1
OF THE FRAMEWORK CONVENTION FOR
THE PROTECTION OF NATIONAL MINORITIES

(Received on 16 March 1999)



GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA



REPORT



OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA ON THE IMPLEMENTATION
OF THE FRAMEWORK CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION
OF NATIONAL MINORITIES



Zagreb, January 1999




CONTENTS

PART I

INTRODUCTION

I. COUNTRY AND PEOPLE

A. Demographic and ethnic structure of population

B. Socio-economic indicators

C. Female households, migrant workers and refugees

II. GENERAL POLITICAL STRUCTURE

A. Brief historical overview and international recognition

B. Type of government and organization of executive, legislative and judicial bodies

C. Legislative branch

D. Executive branch

E. Judicial branch

F. Constitutional Court

III. GENERAL AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR PROTECTION OF HUMAN AND MINORITY RIGHTS

A. Basic human and civil freedoms and rights

B. Individual and political freedoms and rights

C. Economic, social and cultural rights

D. The Convention and domestic law

E. International agreements in the field of human and minority rights to which the Republic of Croatia is a party:

F. Legal remedies

IV. INFORMATION AND THE PUBLIC

A. The activities of the Government of the Republic of Croatia aimed at the protection and furthering of human rights and national minority rights

B. Non-governmental associations of the national minorities in the Republic of Croatia

C. Non-governmental associations for the protection of human rights in the Republic of Croatia

D. The Ombudsman's Office

E. The reports based on the international documents to which the Republic of Croatia is party

PART II

Articles of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Article 1 Article 9 Article 17
Article 2 Article 10 Article 18
Article 3 Article 11 Article 19
Article 4 Article 12 Article 20
Article 5 Article 13 Article 21
Article 6 Article 14 Article 22
Article 7 Article 15 Article 23
Article 8 Article 16 Article 30

APPENDICES:

Appendix 1. Ruling on distribution of funds allocated from the State Budget of the Republic of Croatia for 1998 (OG, no. 141/97), in Section 020 Government of the Republic of Croatia, Chapter 25 Office for Ethnic and National Communities or Minorities and of unexpended fends from 1997 transferred by the Annual Financial Statement
Appendix 2. Ruling on the distribution of funds allocated from the State Budget of the Republic of Croatia for 1998 (OG, 141/97, 90/98 and 110/98), in Section 020 Government of the Republic of Croatia, Chapter 25 Office for Ethnic and National Communities or Minorities - current transfer to nacional minorities and distribution of unexpended funds, according to the Conclusions of the Expert Council of the Office, distributed by the Ruling on Distribution of Funds Allocated form the State Budget of the Republic of Croatia for 1998, dated April 30,1998
Appendix 3. Decision on the Establishment of the Council of Ethnic and National Communities or Minorities in the Republic of Croatia
Appendix 4. Population according to National structure 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981 and 1991. Censi
Appendix 5. Program of integration of Romany Children in the Educational and School System of the Republic of Croatia (activities display)
Appendix 6. Funds allocated to the Associations of National Minorities from the State Budget in the period from 1991 to 1998. in DM
Appendix 7. Funds allocated to the Associations of National minorities from the State Budget in the period from 1991 to 1998. in Croatian Kunas