Concluding Observations, CAT/C/HRV/CO/4-5, 26 November 2014: Croatia
C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations
Investigation of torture and ill-treatment
8. The Committee is concerned at the lack of detailed information regarding the number of complaints received during the reporting period alleging torture and ill-treatment by law enforcement and other public officials, the number of such complaints investigated by the State party, any prosecutions brought and any resulting convictions and sentences. The Committee is also concerned at reports of ill-treatment of persons belonging to ethnic minorities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual persons, both by law enforcement officials and private individuals.
The Committee stresses that all alleged acts of torture or ill-treatment, including verbal abuse and use of excessive force by law enforcement officials, should be subject to investigation. The State party should systematically collect disaggregated data on: the number of complaints received alleging torture and ill-treatment by law enforcement and other public officials, including of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual persons and persons belonging to ethnic minorities; the number of cases investigated by the State party; any prosecutions brought ; any resulting convictions and sentences; and all cases in which officials were subjected to disciplinary measures for failure to investigate complaints of torture or ill-treatment adequately or for refusal to cooperate in investigating any such complaint (arts. 12, 13 and 16).
Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CAT-Croatia-2014-eng