Country Report

Country Report: Croatia Last updated: 26/06/23


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This report was written by Lana Tučkorić at the Croatian Law Centre, and was edited by ECRE.

The temporary protection section of the report was written by Lucija Koren and Dora Palić.

This report draws on information gathered through the practice of the Croatian Law Centre, data and information provided by Administrative Courts, the High Administrative Court, the Croatian Employment Service, Civil Protection Directorate of the Ministry of Interior, IOM, UNHCR,  attorneys at law and relevant organisations, including the Are you Syrious, Croatian Red Cross, the Centre for Peace Studies, Civil Rights Project Sisak, Centre for Missing and Exploited Children Croatia, Civis Mundi, D kolektiv, Doctors of the World (MdM), Rehabilitation Centre for Stress and Trauma, Society for Psychological Assistance- Centre for children, youth and family –Modus, SVOJA association, as well as from other publicly available sources.

The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2022, unless otherwise stated.


To access the updated report, you can navigate through the table of contents on the right end side or download the full report (in PDF) above.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation