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Protection of detained and imprisoned persons in Montenegro standardised

Podgorica, Montenegro 6 April 2020
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Protection of detained and imprisoned persons in Montenegro standardised

In an effort to upgrade the application of standards of human rights protection by police officers conducting arrests, the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Further enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons in Montenegro” has supported the Police Administration in revising all applicable operating procedures and developing a comprehensive document incorporating all the relevant national and international standards.

As a result, the Instruction for conduct of police officers during the arrest and detention, regulating all the issues relevant to deprivation of liberty and detention of persons, has been developed in compliance with European standards and printed in 1,500 copies.

The Information sheet for persons held in police custody with the list of guaranteed human rights and freedoms and protective measures of detained and imprisoned persons, was translated into 8 languages most commonly used in Montenegro (Montenegrin, Albanian, Roma, English, Russian, German, Chinese, Arabian) and printed in 5,000 copies.

Both documents will be available in all police stations in Montenegro and will contribute to improving the conduct of police officers in situations of deprivation of liberty and detention of persons, as well as better informing these persons about their rights and how to exercise them.

Documents were developed within the action “Further enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons in Montenegro”, as a part of the joint European Union and Council of Europe programme „Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022“, implemented by the Council of Europe.

 Instruction for conduct of police officers during the arrest and detention

 Information sheet for persons held in police custody