brill.nl/eccl © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/157181709X429123 Trafficking of Minors in Croatia: Present Situation Dalida Rittossa* LL.M., Department of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka, Croatia The offence of trafficking in persons, as a modern form of slavery, was introduced in Croatian Criminal Code four years ago. During this time there have been nine criminal procedures running against perpetrators who were charged with traf- ficking of minors. According to the official criminal records of Croatian National Committee for the Suppression of Trafficking in Persons the Public Prosecutor desisted from prosecution after investigation in the 2006 case in front of the County Court in Zadar. In the same year the Public Prosecutor decided not to prosecute a case in front of the County Court in Zagreb bearing in mind the accused were already being prosecuted for the same offence in Italy. Seven cases are still pending. Taking into account the fact there have been no final court judgments, and therefore, that these cases could have various outcomes, the main aim of this article is to analyze pending cases and to determine the modalities for committing the offences. Consideration will be given to cases with excessive
European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2009
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