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  1. Croatia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 24 July 1998 to amend and supplement the Trade Act (Text No. 1400).

    Adoption: 1998-07-24 | Date of entry into force: 1998-08-04 | HRV-1998-R-52403

    Concerns, inter alia, wholesale trade and conditions of merchandises stocking in warehouses.

  2. Croatia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitutional Act of 12 December 1997 to amend and supplement the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia of 1990 (Text No. 1944).

    Adoption: 1997-12-12 | Date of entry into force: 1997-12-15 | HRV-1997-C-48315

  3. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 3 October 1997 on privatization of investment funds (Text No. 1659).

    Adoption: 1997-10-03 | Date of entry into force: 1997-10-20 | HRV-1997-L-48989

  4. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 27 June 1997 to amend the Act on privatization (Text No. 1222).

    Adoption: 1997-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 1997-07-09 | HRV-1997-L-47199

    Amends provisions relating to the use of funds allocated for privatization.

  5. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Juvenile Courts Act, 1997. (Zakon o sudovima za mladez) - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1997 | HRV-1997-L-86585

    This Act contains provisions of substantive criminal law, provisions on courts, provisions of criminal procedural law and provisions on enforcement of sanctions, all applicable to young perpetrators of criminal offences (minors and young adults), as well as rules on criminal-law protection of children and minors.

  6. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 1 March 1996 on privatization (Text No. 392).

    Adoption: 1996-03-01 | Date of entry into force: 1996-03-22 | HRV-1996-L-43813

    Contains 9 Chapters and 52 sections. Provides for general principles of privatization which is a part of the development strategy and economic policy.

  7. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Trade Act of 31 January 1996, as amended up to 2001 (Consolidation). (Zakona o trgovini)

    Adoption: 1996-01-31 | Date of entry into force: 1996-02-16 | HRV-1996-L-52146

    Provides, inter alia, for conditions of trade activities on the internal and external markets, and protective measures for import and export.

  8. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies Act of 23 November 1993 (Text No. 2133).

    Adoption: 1993-11-23 | Date of entry into force: 1993-12-22 | HRV-1993-L-41212

    Title I contains general clauses (concept of firm, field of activity, registered office, representation and registration). Title II defines the different types of enterprises (inter alia private, public, joint stock, limited partnership and limited liability). Title III elaborates the concept of economic association (composition, activities, establishment). Title IV provides for rules applying to foreign enterprises and foreign investment.

  9. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 30 July 1993 on political parties.

    Adoption: 1993-07-30 | HRV-1993-L-43286

    Provides for the freedom of establishing political organizations. Such organizations must be registered with the Ministry of Justice and Administration. Enrolment in the register may be denied if the political organization espouses violence or endangers the democratic system or sovereignty of Croatia (s. 17).

  10. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Handicrafts Act of 29 July 1993, as amended up to 2001 (Consolidation).

    Adoption: 1993-07-29 | Date of entry into force: 1993-08-27 | HRV-1993-L-41239

    Consists in 7 chapters and 97 articles. Provides for conditions for creating handicrafts activity (inter alia, beginning of activity, business process and end of activity) and organization of handicrafts activity (inter alia, Chamber of Commerce and its bodies).

  11. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 31 March 1993 to amend and supplement acts establishing financial sanctions for economic offences and crimes.

    Adoption: 1993-03-31 | HRV-1993-L-68889

    Concerns, inter alia, the amount of financial sanctions in relation with the Act on registers in the field of labour.

  12. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 8 May 1992 to amend the Act on Croatian citizenship.

    Adoption: 1992-05-08 | HRV-1992-L-43282

    Inter alia, removes requirement for applicants for Croatian citizenship of having resided in Croatia for at least 5 years.

  13. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Relations Act of 8 April 1992.

    Adoption: 1992-04-08 | Date of entry into force: 1990 | HRV-1992-L-38963

    Chapter I: General provisions (scope). Chapter II: Establishment of a labour relationship (recruitment, duration of the relationship, trainees, etc.). Chapter III: Rights, obligations and responsibilities under an employment relationship (assignment and transfer of workers, hours of work, night work, holidays, maternity leave, protection of young and of disabled workers, wages, etc.). Chapter IV: Obligations of workers (discipline, suspension of the employment relationship, etc.). Chapter V: Termination of an employment relationship (notice, etc.). Chapter VI: Protection of workers' rights (dispute settlement, arbitration, etc.). Chapter VII: Trade unions, employers and collective agreements (right to join, rights of the trade union representative, collective bargaining, registration of collective agreements, etc.). Chapter IX: Supervision of the implementation of workers' rights (complaints to the labour inspection). Chapter X: Special provisions (workers' employment booklet, labour relations of seamen, work in separate workplaces, employment relationships of farmers, contract work, etc.). Chapter XI: Penal sanctions. Chapter XII: Transitional and final provisions (repeals, applicable regulations). Available in English.

  14. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on Administrative Disputes. (Zakon o upravnim sporovima) - English translation

    Adoption: 1992 | HRV-1992-L-83912

    Provides for judicial protection of the rights of citizens and legal entities and with respect to administrative disputes.

  15. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 4 December 1991 on the Chamber of Commerce (Text No. 1686).

    Adoption: 1991-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 1991-12-16 | HRV-1991-L-41210

    Defines the tasks of the Chamber of Commerce (inter alia representing its members' interests on State bodies, developing international commercial relations, initiating collective agreements and assisting in the creation of companies). Provides for the organization of the Chamber of Commerce into four bodies, defining their functions.

  16. Croatia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitutional Act of 4 December 1991 on human rights and liberties and on rights of ethnic and national communities or minorities in Croatia (Consolidation) (Text No. 2072).

    Adoption: 1991-12-04 | HRV-1991-C-57504

    Provides for human rights and liberties, cultural autonomy and other rights of ethnic and national communities or minorities, proportional participation in representative bodies, and international control and cooperation. Available in English.

  17. Croatia - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision of 8 October 1991 on sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Croatia.

    Adoption: 1991-10-08 | Date of entry into force: 1991-10-08 | HRV-1991-M-34776

  18. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Civil Procedure Act. (Zakon o parničnom postupku) - English translation

    Adoption: 1991-10-08 | Date of entry into force: 1991-10-08 | HRV-1991-L-83913

    This Act shall regulate the procedural rules under which courts shall hear and decide disputes over the basic rights and obligations of man and citizen, over personal and family relations and in labour, commercial, property and other civil law disputes, if the law does not prescribe for some of these disputes that the court shall resolve them subject to the rules of some other procedure.

  19. Croatia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of 10 September 1991 on labour relations, employment, social care, pension and invalidity insurance, children benefit and protection of victims in the event of war or direct danger for the independance and the unity of the Republic of Croatia.

    Adoption: 1991-09-10 | Date of entry into force: 1991-09-10 | HRV-1991-R-41217

  20. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 26 June 1991 to treat federal Acts concerning labour relations and employment that are applied in Croatia as Acts of the Republic (Text No. 953).

    Adoption: 1991-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 1991-07-16 | HRV-1991-L-41216

    Concerns several acts such as the Act on fundamental rights deriving from labour relation, the Act on conditions to conclude a labour relation with foreign citizens, the Act on protection of Yugoslav citizens temporarily working abroad, and the Act on registers in the field of labour.

  21. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on Croatian citizenship of 26 June 1991. (Zakona o hrvatskom državljanstvu) - http://www.legislationline.org

    Adoption: 1991-06-26 | HRV-1991-L-43281

    Croatian citizenship may be acquired by origin, birth in the territory of the Republic of Croatia, by naturalization, or in accordance with international treaties. Persons may be naturalized as Croatian citizens if, inter alia, they have lived in Croatia for five years before filing an application, and they are proficient in the Croatian language and accept Croatian culture.

  22. Croatia - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Declaration of 25 June 1991 regarding the establishment of the sovereign and independent Republic of Croatia.

    Adoption: 1991-06-25 | HRV-1991-M-34774

  23. Croatia - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Charter on the rights of the Serbs and other nationalities in the Republic of Croatia of 25 June 1991.

    Adoption: 1991-06-25 | HRV-1991-M-34775

    Makes provisions about the rights of all nationalities.

  24. Croatia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitutional Act of 22 December 1990 for the implementation of the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia.

    Adoption: 1990-12-22 | HRV-1990-C-34773

    Contains some provisions about Courts, and the Parliament.

  25. Croatia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Croatia of 20 December 1990. (Ustava Republike Hrvatske) - The Constitution of the Republic of Croatia (in English) The Constitution of the Republic of Croatia (in original language) Consolidation of 2010

    Adoption: 1990-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 1990-12-22 | HRV-1990-C-30139

    The Republic of Croatia is a democratic and social state (Art. 1). Forced labour is forbidden (Art. 23) and freedom of association is guaranteed (Art. 43). Everyone has the right to work and is free to choose his vocation and occupation (Art. 54). All employers and employees have the right to form employers' organisations and trade unions and freely join and leave them (Art. 59). The right to strike is guaranteed (Art. 60). International agreements concluded and ratified in accordance with the Constitution and made public are part of the Republic's internal legal order and are with respect to their legal effect above the law.

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