|Title||Support to the Ombudsperson’s Office and the Constitutional Court of Montenegro in applying European human rights standards” (SOCCER)|
|Budget||EUR 500 000|
|Funding provided by||European Union (80 %) - Council of Europe (20 %)|
|Partners||Ombudsperson’s Office and Constitutional Court|
|Project team||Based in Podgorica and Strasbourg|
Objectives of the activities:
The Project’s overall objective is to contribute to improve the protection of human rights in Montenegro. This will be achieved through two specific objectives, namely the strengthening of the capacity of the Ombudsperson’s Office and the Constitutional Court to apply European human rights standards in their daily work.
Upon completion of the Project, the following results are expected:
This will be achieved through:
The Project’s implementation will be based on the findings of violations identified in the judgments of the ECtHR against Montenegro, the reports of the Council of Europe’s bodies (ECRI recommendations, CPT reports, etc) and other international organisations and structural problems identified in the relevant decisions and/or interim resolutions of the Committee of Ministers.
All training activities will be carried under the umbrella of the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP), which is the platform gathering all capacity-development resources for legal professionals of the Council of Europe.
The general approach selected will provide a good basis for multiplier effects as regards human rights protection and ensure that the process is fully owned by the Ombudsperson’s office and the Constitutional Court, and shared with the relevant stakeholders, to ensure the impact and sustainability of the Project.