Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/HRV/CO/3, 31 March 2015: Croatia
C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations
Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity
10. The Committee is concerned about the prevalence of stereotypes and prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons. It is particularly concerned about reports of acts of violence against such persons and about the lack of effective investigation and prosecution (arts. 2 and 26). The State party should step up its efforts to combat stereotypes and prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, including by launching an awareness-raising campaign aimed at the general public and providing appropriate training to public officials with a view to putting an end to the social stigmatization of such persons.
The State party should ensure that all reports of violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons are effectively investigated and that the perpetrators of violence based on sexual grounds are prosecuted and sanctioned.
Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CCPR-Croatia-2015-eng