Croatian Hub Held the 11th Webinar in its Webinar Series


On 18 January 2022, the ELI Croatian Hub held its 11th webinar in a series of webinars organised to contribute to discussions on current ELI projects and recent developments in Croatian, comparative, and EU law. The webinar gathered forty participants from Croatia.

The webinar began with a welcome address from Prof Dr Emilia Mišćenić (ELI Croatian Hub Co-Chair; Associate Professor at the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law) who introduced the speaker and the topic of the 11th webinar.

Following the introduction, Prof Dr Dalida Rittossa (Associate Professor at the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law) delivered a lecture on the ‘Protection of Rights of Vulnerable Persons in Time of Crisis – Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic’.

The lecture dealt with the notion of vulnerability within the human rights framework and the constitutional and criminal legal standards that shape the concept of vulnerability. Prof Dr Rittossa discussed the definition of vulnerability in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and revealed the phenomenological distribution of‘vulnerability’ cases before the ECtHR. She disclosed the preliminary results of research on the victimisation of children and family violence in Croatia during the pandemic, conducted within the framework of the Croatian Science Foundation Project IP-CORONA-04-2086: ‘Life in Times of COVID-19 – Social Implications on the Security and Well-Being of Vulnerable Groups in the European Context’.

The presentation was followed by a lively Q&A session.

The next ELI Croatian Hub webinar will be held on 15 February 2022.