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Croatia Passes Law to Compensate War Rape Victims

Croatia's parliament adopted a law on Friday granting compensation to rape victims in the 1991-95 war of independence from Yugoslavia. The victims, whose exact number remains unknown, will receive a one-off payment of 100,000 kuna ($14,504), and a monthly allowance of 2,500 kuna. They will also be entitled to free counseling, legal and medical aid. “Such legislation is rare in the world, and it is the first of its kind in this region whereby the victims will get a dignified one-off...

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