Human Shield (political Party)
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Human Shield Political Party

Human Shield

?ivi zid
PresidentIvan Vilibor Sin?i?
FounderIvan Pernar
Founded2 June 2011
HeadquartersSavska cesta 41
Zagreb, Croatia
Political positionSyncretic
European Parliament groupNon-Inscrits
Colours  Yellow
European Parliament
Party flag
Flag of the Human Shield

Human Shield (Croatian: ?ivi zid, literally translated as "Living Wall")[4] is a populist[5]political party in Croatia, formed out of an anti-eviction group of the same name.[1] Also known as Human Blockade, the group opposes foreclosures by occupying property and forming a "human shield", hence the name. The party was founded on 2 June 2011.[6]

The party grew out of the organization that operated until 2014 as the Alliance for Change (Croatian: Savez za promjene).[7] The organization formed into a party ahead of the 2014-15 presidential election, supporting the candidacy of Ivan Vilibor Sin?i?.

The party refuses to be characterized as being left or right and claims adherence to humanist values.[8]


The party believes that the current monetary system is unfair and unsustainable because it is based on money as debt, i.e. all the money in circulation comes as a loan with an interest rate that never went into circulation (only principal did), which is, according to the party, the cause of many evictions in Croatia.

The party stands for:[8]

  • non-credit money (the state must have the power of making money, and not the private banks)
  • audit and prosecution of the 1990s process of privatization and ownership transformation
  • legal prohibitions of permanent evictions and confiscation of the only real estate in which the defendant lives alone or with his family
  • revival of Croatian agriculture
  • thorough reform of the judiciary and public administration
  • lustration of the corrupt staff
  • free health care and education
  • lower taxes
  • termination of the Constitutional Court
  • abolition of the compulsory HRT subscription
  • personal freedoms
  • withdrawal from NATO, proclamation of military neutrality and withdrawal of Croatian soldiers from all military missions abroad
  • thorough reform of the European Union so it would become "a true European dream - unifying the continent on equal and social grounds"
  • opposition to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
  • full ban on Genetically modified organism (GMO) products
  • full legalization of marijuana
  • animal and environmental protection
  • recognition of the State of Palestine
  • full secularization

Electoral results

Presidential elections

Presidency of Croatia
Election year Candidate First Round Second Round
# of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
2014-15 Ivan Vilibor Sin?i? 293,570 16.4 (#3)

Parliament (Sabor)

Election In coalition with Votes won Percentage Seats won Change Government
(Coalition totals) (?Z only)
2011 (December) (as Savez za promjene)
15,379 0.63
Steady Extra-parliamentary
2015 (November) None 94,877 4.24 (#4)
Increase 1 Opposition
2016 (September) Let's Change Croatia, Youth Action,
Alphabet of Democracy, HDSS, Me?imurje Party
117,208 6.23 (#4)
Increase 7 Opposition
2020 (July) (as 'Enough of Robbery')

SIP, NLSP, Let's Change Croatia, HSS SR, HSS?K?, ZSZ, Youth Action

37,628 2.26 (#7)
Decrease 8

European Parliament

Election In coalition with Votes won Percentage Seats won Change
April 2013 ASH-DS?-SUH 6,391 0.86% (#14)
May 2014 None
(as Savez za promjene)
4,313 0.47 (#10)
May 2019 None 60,847 5.7 (#5)
Increase 1


  1. ^ a b c d "?ivi zid: socijal-populizam na hrvatski na?in" (in Croatian). Tportal. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "?ivi zid se i dalje zala?e za izlazak Hrvatske iz EU i NATO" (in Serbian). Blic. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Croatia". Parties and Elections in Europe.
  4. ^ Milekic, Sven (14 October 2015), "'Outsider' Parties to Influence Croatia Poll Outcome", BalkanInsight
    Prelec, Tena (7-9 November 2015). "Croatian elections: a final look at the parties and the campaign". EuroPP - European Politics and Policy. London School of Economics and Political Science. Comment.
    Neubert, Nils (28 December 2014). "Croatians disillusioned with politics - and the EU". DW.
  5. ^ Zulianello, Mattia (2019). "Varieties of Populist Parties and Party Systems in Europe: From State-of-the-Art to the Application of a Novel Classification Scheme to 66 Parties in 33 Countries". Government and Opposition: 4.
  6. ^ "Year of registration" (in Croatian). ?ivi zid. 2014. Archived from the original on 12 September 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Sredi?nji dr?avni ured za razvoj digitalnog dru?tva - Politi?ke stranke i izbori" (in Croatian). Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ a b "?ivi zid" (PDF). Retrieved 2017.

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