This Report abstract represents a cursory assessment of the Government’s work with respect to the 112 demands over the course of three years of its term, from January 2012 to late-October 2014. The Report is based on the knowledge and experience of Platform 112 member organizations focused on the systematic monitoring of government institutions, public advocacy and provision of direct support to citizens. Active member organizations of the Platform have discussed and linked their individual assessments and have agreed upon the degree of each demand’s fulfillment.
On the eve of the last year of the current Croatian Government’s term, the civil society watchdog coalition Platform 112 expresses concern and regrets regarding missed opportunities that have led to a decreasing number of people who truly exercise their rights, as well as a further loss of citizens' trust. Instead of turning away from the kleptocratic legacy of the Croatian Democratic Union, towards more democracy and a way out of the economic crisis, the Government has opted for a status quo with respect to rule of law, quality of democracy, protection of human rights, public goods and dealing with the war.
Platform 112, a group of nongovernmental organisations, on Wednesday called on members of the executive government to refrain from verbal attacks on the judicial authority and especially to avoid direct confrontations with certain judges regarding the way they are handling ongoing cases.
With the presence of many names form then Croatian cultural and human rights NGO scene yesterday was held an alternative celebration of the Croatian joining the EU.
The president of the NGO Documenta, Vesna Terselic, said on Friday that all crimes must be investigated and perpetrators brought to justice, underlining that there should be no politicising when it comes to those issues.