OSCE Mission to Croatia (closed)
It was then replaced by the OSCE Office in Zagreb.
The initial tasks of the Mission to Croatia included:
- Providing assistance and expertise to the Croatian authorities at all levels, as well as to interested individuals, groups and organizations, in the field of the protection of human rights and of the rights of persons belonging to national minorities. In that context and in order to promote reconciliation, the rule of law and conformity with the highest internationally recognized standards, the Mission was also to assist and advise on the full implementation of legislation and monitor the proper functioning and development of democratic institutions, processes and mechanisms;
- In carrying out its tasks, the Mission was to co-operate with and use the expertise of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. It was also to co-operate with other international organizations and institutions, notably the Council of Europe, the ECMM, the Special Envoy for Regional Issues, UNHCR, the ICRC and relevant NGOs; and
- The Mission was to offer close co-operation to UNTAES (United Nations Transitional Authority in Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium), in particular in regards to confidence-building and reconciliation, as well as the development of democratic institutions, processes and mechanisms at the municipal and district/county level.
For further tasks and more information, see the survey of OSCE field operations or contact the OSCE Secretariat’s Conflict Prevention Centre:
Office: +43 1 514 36 6122
Fax: +43 1 514 36 6996
Full news archive related to the Mission's work is available here.