The main objective of the project is to support the Montenegrin authorities to enhance the accountability and professionalism of the judicial system and judicial independence as well as to fully align domestic legal and institutional framework and practice on victims’ rights with the EU and ECtHR standards.

Main partners and beneficiaries : Ministry of Justice, Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, Prosecution Offices, Members of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils, Association of Court Interpreters and Translators, Chamber of Notaries, Chamber of Public Bailiffs, Association of Court Experts, Montenegrin Government Agent's Office before the European Court of Human Rights, Judicial Training Centre, Police Directorate, Law Faculties, Bar Association,  judges, prosecutors, judicial staff in courts and prosecution offices, police officers, lawyers, mediators, public bailiffs, notaries, court experts and court interpreters/translators, students of law, civil society representatives


The project is structured in two Components:

Component 1:

  • Reformed policy framework put in place and ethical and professional standards applied into day-to-day working practice of judges, prosecutors and other legal professionals.
  • Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils, Ministry of Justice, Judicial Training Centre and courts and prosecution offices implement new financial and administrative management procedures and communication policies.
  • Capacities to reach settlements by the means of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) further strengthened to improve the scope and quality of ADR.

Component 2:

  • Legislative and institutional framework for effective protection of victims’ rights is enhanced
  • Reinforced coordination among all institutions dealing with victims’ rights and harmonised judicial practice in that context is enhanced.
  • Montenegrin victims (including vulnerable groups) are better informed about their rights and how to claim them.

Project Information

  • Duration: 48 months (1 January 2023 – 31 December 2026)
  • Country: Montenegro
  • Budget: 1 600 000 EUR
  • Funding: European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye

Project Documentation

Project Summary


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