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According to the Law on the Ombudsman for Children (published in Narodne novine 96/2003), the Republic of Croatia has formed a special supervisory body as an institution sui generis, the Ombudsman for Children, which protects, monitors and promotes the rights and interests of children on the basis of the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, international treaties and laws. The Ombudsman for Children acts independently and autonomously, adhering to the principles of justice and morality, and no one is allowed to instruct or give orders to the Ombudsman for Children in his/her work.
The Ombudsman for Children and his/her Deputies must not be a member of any political party or take part in political activities. They are appointed and acquitted of their duty by the Croatian National Parliament upon the proposal of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. They are high-ranking officials of the Republic of Croatia, appointed for the period of eight years and they can be reappointed.

At the 19 th session of the Croatian Parliament held on March 31, 2006, Mila Jelavić, LL.B. has been appointed Ombudsman for Children.
She was appointed for an eight-year term.

In 2014, at the session of the Croatian Parliament held on March 21, Ivana Milas Klarić, D. Sc., has been appointed as a new Ombudsperson for Children.