Croatia rights chief's trousers slip at presidential photoshoot

A montage of photos taken on December 8, 2015, captures the moment when Croatia's leading rights-group chief, Ivan Zvonimir Cicak, suffered a wardrobe malfunction during a ceremony with his country's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic in Zagreb Croatian Helsinki Committee president Ivan Zvonimir Cicak's trousers suddenly slipped to his ankles while he was posing in the front row of a group photo along with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, during a photo session of an event marking the forthcoming international human rights day. (AFP Photo/)

Zagreb (AFP) - The head of Croatia's leading rights group was left red-faced on Tuesday after his trousers fell down during a photoshoot with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

Ivan Zvonimir Cicak, who heads the Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, was proudly posing in the front row for a photo with the president when his trousers suddenly dropped to his ankles.

Luckily, Grabar-Kitarovic was holding a large award in her hands which slightly helped preserve Cicak's dignity.

She did not appear to react, remaining calm despite a brief glance downwards as he stooped to pull them back up.

The award was presented to Cicak and the committee for their work ahead of international Human Rights Day which is marked on December 10.