The main objective is to support the Montenegrin authorities to further align the legal framework with the EU acquis, thus ensuring that the rights of suspects, accused persons and victims in criminal proceedings are effectively protected. In the context of the EU negotiation process, the Action contributes to transposition of EU directives into national legislation and effective implementation of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) at the national level.

The main partners and beneficiaries of the Action are: the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, Prosecution Offices, Ministry of justice, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Minister for Human and Minority Rights, Judicial Training Centre, State Agent before the European Court of Human Rights, Police Directorate, Law Faculties, Bar Association, Free Legal Aid offices and Human Rights specialised NGOs.

The following results are expected:

  • Improved legal framework and practice concerning the procedural rights and victims’ rights in line with the EU directives and ECtHR case law
  • Enhanced free legal aid mechanisms at the national level for disadvantaged and marginalised groups
  • Reinforced inter-judicial dialogue in the field of human rights protection
  • Improved legal reasoning and implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in judicial proceedings, specifically targeting Articles 2, 3, 5 and 8 of the Convention
  • Reinforced human rights education at the law faculties through the human rights clinical legal trainings

Time limit for submitting an application to the Court in Strasbourg reduced to four months


As of 1 February 2022, the time limit for submitting an application to the European Court of Human Rights after the final national decision will be reduced to four months. That is one of the main novelties introduced by Protocol No. 15 to the European Convention on Human Rights, that entered into...

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“How to protect family from domestic violence”: Human Rights Day marked in Montenegro


The conference "How to protect the family from domestic violence" was organised on 10 December for marking the International Human Rights Day by the Ombudsperson’s Institution, NGO Civic Alliance, Council of Europe and the EU Delegation to Montenegro with the supported by the action “Improving...

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Strengthening the application of human rights standards in work of the Constitutional court of Montenegro


A working meeting on human rights standards in the area of property rights in the work of the Constitutional Court of Montenegro took place on 28-29 October 2021. This meeting was organised as part of the activities aimed at strengthening the capacities of Montenegro’s judiciary to apply relevant...

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