People in Zagreb, Croatia. Editorial credit: Subodh Agnihotri /


Croatia is a parliamentary republic that regularly holds free elections. Civil and political rights are generally respected, though corruption in the public sector is a serious issue. The Roma and Serb minorities face discrimination, as do LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people. Recent years have seen increasing concern about the presence in public life of far-right groups and figures that espouse discriminatory values.

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Freedom in the World — Croatia Country Report

Croatia is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.