Horizontal Facility logoThe main partners and beneficiaries of the Project are judges, prosecutors, lawyers, staff members of the Courts, the Chief Prosecutor’s Office and the Judicial Training Centre.

The main objective is to improve the capacity of the judiciary to apply the case law of the European Court of Human Rights on national level and to enable legal professionals to more effectively combat ill-treatment and impunity.


The following results are expected:

  • strengthened capacity of the Judicial Training Centre to facilitate human rights trainings for legal professionals;
  • judges and legal advisors of the national courts are able to better apply European human rights standards in their daily work;
  • the institutional capacity of the Constitutional Court is enhanced towards better application of the ECtHR case law;
  • strengthened capacity of the Judicial Training Centre to train legal professionals on fighting ill-treatment and impunity;
  • legal professionals (judges, prosecutors and lawyers) and the CSO activists are able to address more effectively issues of ill-treatment and impunity in line with the European Convention on Human Rights and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights;
  • public dialogue on prevention of torture and ill-treatment in places of deprivation of liberty is enhanced through increased engagement of the CSO sector.

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Developed guidelines on effective investigations in cases of ill-treatment

20 May 2019 Podgorica

With the aim to strengthen the application of the standards of effective investigations in the cases of ill-treatment at the national level, the Action had developed an instruction - guidelines on the conduct of the state prosecution and the police in investigating allegations of ill-treatment....

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Montenegrin law students visit the Council of Europe institutions

15-16 May 2019 Strasbourg

Upon successful completion of the legal clinic on Article 3 of the Convention, organised under the Action, ten students participated in a study visit to the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) on 15 and 16 May 2019. The Action pays particular attention to...

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Presentation of the Analysis of the penal policies in the area of domestic violence

15 May 2019 Podgorica

With the aim of addressing the issues related to harmonisation of penal policies in the area of gender-based violence cases, the Action has developed a comprehensive Analysis of the legislative framework and existing court practices in relation to domestic violence. On 15 May 2019 the findings...

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