The Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this contexto undertook an official visit to Croatia from 5 to 13 July 2010 to examine the realization of the right to adequate housing in the country and the achievements and difficulties encountered in its fulfilment, in particular in relation to post-conflict housing reconstruction and restitution, access to housing in the context of the transition from a State-run to a market economy, and current housing challenges and policies.

The first part of the report provides a brief overview of the evolution of the national housing situation in Croatia. The second part of the report discusses the challenges to security of tenure in transitional and post-conflict Croatia.

It also analyses the realization of the right to adequate housing of vulnerable groups, including refugees, internally displaced persons, minorities, homeless people, low-income families and young people; and, finally, it examines the present and future challenges of housing policies with regards to social housing, affordability, access to basic infrastructure and services, and participation and accountability in the design and implementation of policies.

The Special Rapporteur concludes her report with a number of recommendations addressed to the Government of Croatia and to the international community.

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