Information about the languages spoken in Croatia can be found here.
Type of Legal System
This article contains a detailed summary of the Croatian criminal justice system.
Australian Government’s Presence
Information about the Australian Government’s presence in Croatia can be found on the DFAT website.
Key Legal Issues for Australians
The key legal issues for Australians in Croatia include:
What is the process like from arrest through to sentencing?
The Croatian Journalists Guide to Criminal Procedure by Marin Mrcela provides a thorough overview of the process of arrest to sentencing in Croatia.
Human rights situation
The following reports raise several issues in relation to the Croatian criminal justice system, including corruption, bias on the basis of ethnicity, a backlog of cases in the courts, poor prison conditions and violence by police towards minorities and persons placed under arrest. Please read the reports themselves for more detailed information.