Croatia: European Court issues fine for violating human rights of same-sex couples

The European Court of Human Rights, ECHR, fined Croatia for discriminating against same-sex couples by not granting residence permits to couples in which one partner comes from abroad. The case was brought by Bosnian national Danka Pajic who claimed the Croatian authorities breach her right to a family and a private life by not granting her a residence permit in 2011 on the basis of her union with her female Croatian partner.

The court ruled that Pajic was entitled to the same treatment as other foreigners have in marriages or non-marital partnerships and issued a 10,000 euro fine and another 5,690 euro in court fees, which Croatia must also pay Pajic. Read more via Balkan Insight