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Croatian Party of Rights

Hrvatska stranka prava, HSP

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by Zeljko Heimer

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Croatian Party of Rights, HSP

HSP (Hrvatska Stranka Prava, the Croatian Party of Rights) is a right wing party (right here and 'rights' in the name have no connection, though) follower of the party of the same name founded in 19th century being the oldest Croatian political party (established 1861). It was renewed around 1990, both in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (also there were several parties, or fractions, which claimed the name and herittage). Soon after the begining of the war in Croatia, and later in Bosnia and Herzegovina, organized military units to fight as protection against aggression. The HSP army was called HOS - Hrvatske Obrambene Snage, Croatian Defence Forces).

The HSP uses the Croatian tricolour with the party emblem in the middle - shield divided per bend, chequy and blue with white bend bearing the initials of the party, and above the shield a tripple-wattle ornament. Several fractions and other parties claiming the same name (or similar one, adding differenciating attribute) use similar flags with minor differences.

The HOS used a black flag with the emblem in the middle, with a circle of tripple-wattle within which is a chequy shield (with white first square) over a four-sided blue-white triple wattle (similar to the one used as Ustasha symbol, on flags of the Independent State of Croatia in World War II), above the inscription HOS, below HSP, ZA DOM SPREMNI (motto also used in World War II Croatian state).
Zeljko Heimer, 16 March 1998

The flag is Croatian tricolour with party emblem in the middle - emblem consisting of a shield divided by a white bend sinister with yellow letter HSP, the upper field being chequy red and white and lower field is blue. The shield is topped with triple wattle ornament. The flag is used in variations since 1861, abandoned after the virtual disolving of the party in 1941. The party was reestablished in 1990 and readopted the flag. In year 2000 the party changed the visual identity, but if the flag was changed too it is not known.
Zeljko Heimer

Croatian Party of Rights 1861 , HSP 1861

by Zeljko Heimer

The flag is equal to the flag of HSP with they year added in the blue field. The party is formed around 1992 as a fraction of HSP.
Zeljko Heimer