Zagreb - Both the parliamentary opposition and the ruling majority on Tuesday supported a proposal to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance so that it becomes part of the legal order of the Republic of Croatia.
With this Convention, Croatia joins efforts to strengthen mechanisms for international cooperation in the prevention and sanctioning of individuals.
By confirming the Convention, Croatia wishes to join the initiative of strengthening the mechanisms of international cooperation in the prevention and effective sanctioning of such practices.
The position of the Republic of Croatia is that only the universal application of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance can prevent impunity for the most serious crimes. Croatia, therefore, advocates its full implementation into the national legislation of each member state and the creation of appropriate mechanisms in accordance with the Convention to ensure cooperation between countries.