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  1. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code of 21 October 2011 (Text No. 2498). (Kazneni zakon) - Narodne novine

    Adoption: 2011-10-21 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | HRV-2011-L-89286

    Includes definition of crimes, penalties, security measures, court ruling, and specifies types of crimes, inter alia, crimes against humanity and human dignity, crimes against life and body, crimes against human rights and fundamental freedoms, crimes against work relations and social security etc.

    Upon entry into force of this law the following shall be repealed or amended:
    - Penal Code No. 110/97) and its amendments shall be repealed with the exception of the provisions of Article 84, 85 and 86 which will cease to have effect on the date of entry into force of a special law governing such communication;
    - Law on crimes against the capital market (O.G. No. 152/08.);
    - Article 160 of the Law on Execution of Sentences (O.G. No. 128/99 as amended);
    - Article 31 of the Accounting Law ("Official Gazette" no. 109/07.);
    - Article 188 of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights (No. 167/03);
    - Article 65 of the Law on Archives and Archival Institutions (No. 105/97);
    - Article 49 of Law on medically assisted fertility treatments (No. 88/09);
    - Articles 627 and 629 of the Companies Act (No. 111/93);
    - Article 129(1), of the Law on Compulsory Health Insurance (No. 150/08), the previous paragraph 2 becomes paragraph 1;
    - In the Energy Act (No. 68/01) in Article 33(1) the words "and without wasting energy or by measuring devices" shall be deleted.

  2. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 30 Sept 2011 to amend and supplement the Trade Act (Text No. 2222). (Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama zakona o trgovini) - Narodne novine

    Adoption: 2011-09-30 | Date of partial entry into force: 2011-10-14 | HRV-2011-L-89287

    Contains a number of minor amendments, inter alia, on certification of goods to be sold, article 68 on illegal activities, and article 76 on infractions.

  3. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 1 July 2011 to amend and supplement the Criminal Procedure Act (Text No. 1705). (Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama Zakona o kaznenom postupku) - Narodne novine

    Adoption: 2011-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 2011-07-20 | HRV-2011-L-89279

    Amends article 19 on legitimacy and composition of municipal courts, and of the supreme court, articles 118 and 129 on detention procedure, article 193 on trial, article 419 on witnesses.

  4. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 20 May 2011 to amend and supplement the Labour Act (Text No. 1353). (Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama Zakona o radu) - Narodne novine Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2011-05-20 | Date of entry into force: 2011-06-06 | HRV-2011-L-89277

    Contains changes in article 3 on collective agreements relating to weekly rest and regulations of night work, and articles 48, 49 and 59 on hours of work.

  5. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 15 April 2011 to amend and supplement the Patent Act (Text No. 1101). (Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama zakona o patentu) - Narodne novine

    Adoption: 2011-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 2011-05-06 | HRV-2011-L-89271

    Amends inter alia article 16 on appeals, article 17 on applying for a patent, and article 29 on the Council's examination of applications.

  6. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 15 April 2011 to amend the Act on State Assistance (Text No. 1105). (Zakon o izmjenama zakona o drzavnim potporama) - Narodne novine

    Adoption: 2011-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 2011-05-06 | HRV-2011-L-89272

    Contains minor amendments, including, inter alia, article 7 on the procedure to obtain state support.

  7. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 11 February 2011 on preventing conflicts of interest (Text No. 547). (Zakon o sprecavanju sukoba interesa) - Narodne novine

    Adoption: 2011-02-11 | Date of entry into force: 2011-03-09 | HRV-2011-L-89266

    Determines prevention of conflicts between private and public interest, specifies categories of public servants in question, their duty of submitting reports on their assets, and supervision of the information provided. Provides for the establishment and authority of the Committee for questions of conflicts of interest.

  8. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 2 February 2011 on a national preventive mechanism against torture and other cruel, inhumane or humiliating procedures and punishments (Text No. 311). (Zakon o nacionalnom preventivnom mehanizmu za sprecavanje mucenja i drugih okrutnih, neljudskih ili ponizavajucih postupaka ili kaznjavanja) - Narodne Novine

    Adoption: 2011-02-02 | Date of entry into force: 2011-02-16 | HRV-2011-L-89264

    Determines the National Preventive Mechanism to be run by the Ombudsman. Stipulates its activities of monitoring potential human rights violations in institutions such as prisons.

  9. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 10 November 2010 to amend and supplement the Patent Act (Text No. 3321). (Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama zakona o patentu) - Narodne novine

    Adoption: 2010-11-10 | Date of entry into force: 2010-11-24 | HRV-2010-L-86142

    Amends article 87 on patents on medicines.

  10. Croatia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Croatia (Text No. 2422) (Consolidated text). (Ustav Republike Hrvatske (Prociscen tekst)) - Narodne novine

    Adoption: 2010-07-06 | Date of partial entry into force: 2010-06-16 | HRV-2010-L-86117

    I - Introduction
    II - Basic provisions
    III - Protection of human rights and basic freedoms
    IV - State organization
    V - Constitutional court
    VI - Local and regional self-governance
    VII - International Relations
    VIII - European Union
    IX - Changes to the Constitution
    X - Final provisions

  11. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 30 June 2009 to amend and supplement the Criminal Procedure Act (Text No. 1836). (Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama zakona o kaznenom postupku) - Narodne novine

    Adoption: 2009-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 2009-07-01 | HRV-2009-L-84000

    Supplements article 6 with provisions against discrimination in penal procedure. Amends article 38 with provisions on rights and duties of state attorney. Amends article 109 on the arrest procedure and police duties. Contains a number of other minor amendments.

  12. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 16 May 2008 on free legal assistance (Text No. 2098).

    Adoption: 2008-05-16 | Date of partial entry into force: 2008-06-06 | HRV-2008-L-81611

    I - General Provisions
    II - Type and scope of legal assistance
    III - Beneficiaries of legal assistance
    IV - Providers of legal assistance
    V - Procedure for obtaining legal assistance
    VI - Conditions for obtaining legal assistance
    VII - Special provisions on approving legal assistance in cases of international disputes
    VIII - Financing of legal assistance
    IX - Supervision
    X - Application of the Law
    XI - Final Provisions

  13. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 15 December 2006 on financing of political parties, independent lists and candidates.

    Adoption: 2006-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-10 | HRV-2006-L-75565

    Repeals Part III (on funds of political parties) of the Act on political parties of 1993.

  14. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 20 October 2006 to supplement the Act on the protection of personal data (Text No. 2616).

    Adoption: 2006-10-20 | Date of entry into force: 2006-11-10 | HRV-2006-L-75468

    Supplements several sections relating to adequate protection level.

  15. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 13 October 2006 to amend and supplement the Criminal Procedure Act(Text No. 2558).

    Adoption: 2006-10-13 | Date of entry into force: 2006-11-02 | HRV-2006-L-74615

    Amends Sections 106, 119, 162, 169 and 181 relating, inter alia, to legal assistance.

  16. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Civil Obligations Act, 2005. (Zakon o obveznim odnosima) - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2005 | HRV-2005-L-86584

    Regulates the principles of obligations (general part) and contractual and non-contractual obligations (special part).

  17. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 15 July 2004 to amend and supplement the Act on Infractions (Text No. 2027).

    Adoption: 2004-07-15 | Date of entry into force: 2004-08-04 | HRV-2004-L-67917

    Amends Sections 30, 32, 36, 42 and 138 relating to penalties.

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

    National programme of the Republic of Croatia for the entry in the European Union - 2004.

    Adoption: 2004-01-15 | HRV-2004-M-66966

    Defines priorities in various fields such as human rights and protection of minorities, return of refugees, regional cooperation, economy, finance, trade, agriculture, communication, social dialogue, employment, occupational safety and health, industrial policy, education. Presents in annex a plan to put Croatian legislation into conformity with the Acquis communautaire in 2004.

  19. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 15 October 2003 on the right of access to information (Text No. 2491). (Zakon o pravu na pristup informacijama) - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003-10-15 | Date of entry into force: 2003-11-06 | HRV-2003-L-65263

    Aims at ensuring the implementation of the right to access information by individuals and legal persons through public announcement of activities of State bodies.

  20. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Patent Act of 15 October 2003 (Text No. 2494). (Zakona o patentu)

    Adoption: 2003-10-15 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-01 | HRV-2003-L-65265

  21. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 1st October 2003 on the media (Text No. 2338).

    Adoption: 2003-10-01 | Date of entry into force: 2003-10-24 | HRV-2003-L-65241

    Contains provisions on freedom of the media, access to information, and privacy protection.

  22. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 1st October 2003 on witness protection (Text No. 2340). (Zakon o zastiti svjedoka) - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003-10-01 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-01 | HRV-2003-L-65242

  23. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 1st October 2003 on copyright and related rights (Text No. 2399).

    Adoption: 2003-10-01 | Date of entry into force: 2003-10-30 | HRV-2003-L-65246

  24. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on the Responsibility of Legal Persons for Criminal Offences. (Zakon o odgovornosti pravnih osoba za kaznena djela) - English translation

    Adoption: 2003-09-11 | Date of entry into force: 2004-03 | HRV-2003-L-83911

    Establishes the prerequisites of punishment, punitive measures and criminal proceedings for criminal offences of legal entities. The legal persons as referred to in this Act shall also be foreign persons considered legal persons to the Croatian law.

  25. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 14 July 2003 to amend and supplement the Act on commercial enterprises (Text No. 1647).

    Adoption: 2003-07-14 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-01 | HRV-2003-L-64721

    Contains numerous modifications relating to types of enterprises, procedure to create an enterprise, and capital sharing.

  26. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 14 July 2003 to amend and supplement the Labour Act (Text No. 1574).

    Adoption: 2003-07-14 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-19 | Date of partial entry into force: 2004-01-01 | HRV-2003-L-64725

    Contains numerous modifications inter alia relating to discrimination, protection of workers' life, health, privacy and dignity, strike and settlement of collective labour disputes, the Agency for temporary employment, temporary labour contract, offences committed by the employer and their sanctions.

  27. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 12 June 2003 to supplement the Trade Act (Text No. 1369).

    Adoption: 2003-07-12 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-04 | HRV-2003-L-64142

    Supplements Section 69 with a new Section 69a on the prohibition to sell alcoholic beverages to minors. Also supplements Section 81 with a new Section 81a on sanctions to persons who breach the provisions of Section 69a.

  28. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 12 June 2003 on the protection of personal data (Text No. 1364). (Zakona o zaštiti osobnih podataka) - Narodne novine Narodne novine

    Adoption: 2003-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-04 | HRV-2003-L-75465

  29. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Act of 14 March 2003 (Text No. 740). (Zakon o Kaznenom Postupku) - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003-03-14 | HRV-2003-L-63949

    Deals, inter alia, with court jurisdiction, public prosecution and defence, trial and sanctions.

  30. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 6 February 2003 on civic service (Text No. 363).

    Adoption: 2003-02-06 | Date of entry into force: 2003-05-01 | HRV-2003-L-63517

    Provides for rights and obligations of persons who fulfil their military obligation through civic service. Civic service shall be performed by persons who do not participate in the Armed Forces because of religious or moral reasons.

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

    Regulations of 24 January 2003 on fulfilment of military obligation (Text No. 208).

    Adoption: 2003-01-24 | Date of entry into force: 2003-02-07 | HRV-2003-R-63499

    Provides, inter alia, that civic service can be postponed if a person is an apprentice or has a job for the first time, until the end of the apprenticeship or of the probation period, for a maximum of one year. Repeals the Regulations of 1997 on fulfilment of military obligation and civic service.

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

    Resolution of 23 January 2003 on the National Programme of the Republic of Croatia to join the European Union - 2003 (Text No. 414).

    Adoption: 2003-01-23 | HRV-2003-M-63427

    Provides, inter alia, for political criteria such as human rights and minorities protection, economic policy (inflation, unemployment and labour market), structural reforms (pensions reform) and harmonization of Croatian legislation with the "acquis communautaire" in accordance with the agreement on stabilization.

  33. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 11 July 2002 on Infractions (Text No. 1462).

    Adoption: 2002-07-11 | Date of entry into force: 2002-10-01 | HRV-2002-L-62638

    An infraction defined as a violation of public order, social discipline and other social values that are not protected by the Penal Code and other acts which provide for penal actions. Contains, inter alia, provisions on types of infractions, responsibilities, types of sanctions and their application.

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

    Regulations of 26 June 2002 on means of execution of prison sentence for a prisoner while continuing work with an employer or independantly (Text No. 1334).

    Adoption: 2002-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 2002-07-17 | HRV-2002-R-61451

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

    Regulations of 10 April 2002 to supplement the Regulations on work and technical training, list and description of prisoners' tasks and their remuneration and rewards (Text No. 898).

    Adoption: 2002-04-10 | Date of entry into force: 2002-05-01 | HRV-2002-R-61457

    Adds provisions on annual leave.

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

    Regulations of 26 February 2002 on work and technical training, list and description of prisoners' tasks and their remuneration and rewards (Text No. 548).

    Adoption: 2002-02-26 | Date of entry into force: 2002-03-21 | HRV-2002-R-61456

    Provides for means of work and technical training of prisoners in prisons, tasks that can be performed by prisoners, level of difficulty of tasks, means of calculation and payment of remuneration and rewards and their use. Unofficial French translation available.

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

    National Strategy for the protection of the Environment of 25 January 2002 (Text No. 924).

    Adoption: 2002-01-25 | HRV-2002-M-61179

    Presents the ecological situation in Croatia and the main priorities in that field. Contains information on water, air, soil, nature, environment of urban zones, chemicals, climate, protection against nuclear accidents and ionizing radiation, tourism, industry, and agriculture.

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

    National Plan of 2002 for the suppression of trafficking in persons. - English translation

    Adoption: 2002 | HRV-2002-M-64914

    Provides for legislative framework, assistance and protection of victims, prevention, education and international cooperation.

  39. Croatia - General provisions - Constitution

    Amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia of 28 March 2001 (Text No. 487).

    Adoption: 2001-03-28 | HRV-2001-C-58843

  40. Croatia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitutional Act of 28 March 2001 for the implementation of the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia (Text No. 488).

    Adoption: 2001-03-28 | Date of entry into force: 2001-03-28 | HRV-2001-C-58844

  41. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 8 February 2001 to amend and supplement the Labour Act (Text No. 309).

    Adoption: 2001-02-08 | Date of entry into force: 2001-03-09 | HRV-2001-L-58295

    Contains numerous amendments.

  42. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 14 December 2000 to amend the Act on the execution of prison sentences (Text No. 2387).

    Adoption: 2000-12-14 | Date of entry into force: 2000-12-22 | HRV-2000-L-58850

    Amends section 185 replacing the terms "1 January 2001" by "1 July 2001".

  43. Croatia - General provisions - Constitution

    Amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia of 9 November 2000 (Text No. 2224).

    Adoption: 2000-11-09 | Date of entry into force: 2000-11-09 | HRV-2000-C-57789

    Contains numerous amendments, inter alia, relating to deputies, the Parliament, the President of the Republic, and the government.

  44. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 22 October 1999 on the execution of prison sentences [Consolidation]. - English translation

    Adoption: 1999-10-22 | Date of entry into force: 2000-05-30 | HRV-1999-L-55668

    Contains provisions relating to prisoners' rights, prison employees, prisoners employment and working conditions.

  45. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 30 June 1999 to amend and supplement the Trade Act (Text No. 1353).

    Adoption: 1999-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 1999-07-23 | HRV-1999-L-53342

    Amends, inter alia, provisions relating to franchising and door to door sale.

  46. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 30 June 1999 to amend and supplement the Copyright Act (Text No. 1361).

    Adoption: 1999-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 1999-07-26 | HRV-1999-L-53349

  47. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Patent Act of 30 June 1999 (Text No. 1393).

    Adoption: 1999-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 2000-01-01 | HRV-1999-L-54630

  48. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 26 March 1999 to amend and supplement the Act on commercial enterprises (Text No. 707).

    Adoption: 1999-03-26 | Date of entry into force: 1999-04-17 | HRV-1999-L-55018

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

    Statutes of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce of 26 January 1999 (Text No. 458).

    Adoption: 1999-01-26 | HRV-1999-M-55017

  50. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Copyright Act, as amended to 1998.

    Adoption: 1998-10-20 | HRV-1998-L-51793

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