Personal and Political Liberties and Rights
Personal and Political Liberties and Rights- Constitution of Croatia
Personal and Political Liberties and Rights - Constitution of the Republic of Croatia. Government and Croatian Laws.
Personal and Political Liberties and Rights
2. Personal and Political Freedoms and Rights
In the Republic of Croatia there shall be no capital punishment.
No one shall be deprived of liberty, nor may his liberty be restricted, except when so specified by law, which shall be decided by a court.
Forced and obligatory labor shall be forbidden.
The police may without a court order arrest a person reasonably suspected of having committed a serious criminal offense defined by law, and shall immediately hand him over to the court. The arrested person shall be immediately informed in a way understandable to him of the reasons for arrest and of his rights determined by law.
Any person arrested or detained shall have the right to appeal to the court, which shall without delay decide on the legality of the arrest.
Anyone who is detained and accused of a penal offense shall have the right within the shortest term specified by law to be brought before a court, and within the statutory term to be acquitted or convicted.
A person in custody may be released on legal bail to defend himself.
Any person who has been illegally deprived of liberty or convicted shall, in conformity with law, be entitled to damages and a public apology.
A charged and accused person shall not be forced to testify against himself or to admit his guilt.
Illegally obtained evidence shall not be admitted in court proceedings.
No one may again be tried for an act for which he was already sentenced and for which a final court judgement was passed.
No criminal proceedings shall be renewed against a person acquitted by a final court judgement.
Every citizen of the Republic shall have the right at any time to leave the state territory and permanently or temporarily to settle abroad, and at any time to return home.
The right of movement within the Republic and the right to enter or leave it may exceptionally be restricted by law, if this is necessary to protect the legal order, or the health, rights and freedoms of others.
No alien who legally finds himself on the territory of the Republic shall be banished or extradited to another state, unless a decision made in accordance with an international agreement or law is to be enforced.
Only a court may by a warrant based on law and a statement of reasons order the search of a home or other premises.
The tenant concerned shall have the right, personally or through his representatives and two obligatory witnesses, to be present at the search of his home or other premises.
Subject to conditions spelled out by law, police authorities may even without a court warrant or consent from the tenant enter his home or premises and carry out a search in the absence of witnesses, if this is indispensable to enforce an arrest warrant or to apprehend the offender, or to prevent serious danger to life or major property.
A search aimed at finding or securing evidence, which there is reasonable probability to believe is to be found in the home of the perpetrator of a penal offense, may only be carried out in the presence of witnesses.
Restrictions necessary for the protection of the Republic's security and the conduct of criminal proceedings may only be prescribed by law.
Protection of data and supervision of the work of information systems in the Republic shall be regulated by law.
The use of personal data contrary to the purpose of their collection shall be prohibited.
Freedom of expression shall specifically include freedom of the press and other media of communication, freedom of speech and public expression, and free establishment of all institutions of public communication.
Censorship shall be forbidden. Journalists shall have the right to freedom of reporting and access to information.
The right to correction shall be guaranteed to anyone whose constitutionally determined rights have been violated by public communication.
Religious communities shall be free, in conformity with law, publicly to perform religious services, open schools, teaching establishments or other institutions , social and charitable institutions and to manage them, and shall in their activity enjoy the protection and assistance of the state.
The right to free association shall be restricted by the prohibition of any violent threat to the democratic constitutional order and the independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Republic.
In elections for the Croatian Parliament and the President of the Republic, the Republic shall ensure suffrage to all citizens who at the time of the elections find themselves outside its borders, so that they may vote in the states in which they find themselves or any other way specified by law.
Conscientious objection shall be allowed to all those who for religious or moral beliefs are not willing to participate in the performance of military duties in the armed forces. Such persons shall be obliged to perform other duties specified by law.
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