Legal Framework and Domestic Violence Protection Measures in the Republic of Croatia Cover Image

Pravni okvir i mjere zaštite od nasilja u porodici u Republici Hrvatskoj
Legal Framework and Domestic Violence Protection Measures in the Republic of Croatia

Author(s): Borislav Petrović, Hrvoje Boban
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Studies in violence and power, Family and social welfare
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву
Keywords: Family;Protection;Family law;Misdemeanour Law;
Summary/Abstract: Catalogue of domestic violence protection measures in Croatia is an excellent base for protection from violence against children, women and other family members or relatives. Although not completely systematized and coherent, we can conclude that a system of protection measures for all forms of domestic violence has been established. The basis is to be found in adopted standards and relevant international regulations, Constitution of the Republic of Croatia and acts in the field of civil, administrative, misdemeanour and criminal law. There is still work to be done in establishing and defining activities which are to be implemented by different authorities and institutions. Therefore, provisions from the family act have to be complied with the pro- visions from the criminal act. Furthermore, criminal and misdemeanour juris- diction have to be defined as well. The latter should be implemented to enable faster and more efficient protection in domestic violence cases. Apart from the existing legal acts, in April 2018, Croatian Parliament ratified Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence of 2011. By having done so, the Republic of Croatia took additional obligation from this international agreement. The obligation primarily refers to the compliance between Croatian acts and the above de- fined Convention. Numerous systematized legal activities in Croatia were implemented even prior to this Convention. Therefore, there should not be any significant changes as regards to the criminal act amendments.

  • Page Range: 367-390
  • Page Count: 24
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Serbian