Judicial Training Centre of Montenegro adopted the Communication Protocol

27 July 2022 Montenegro

Within the overall support to the functioning of Judicial Training Centre (JTC) in Montenegro, a Communication Protocol has been developed in May 2022, setting out, for the first time, key principles and tools for internal and external communications of the Centre. The Protocol has been adopted...

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Members of the new Prosecutorial Council discussing European standards and best practices on the appointment, evaluation, promotion and accountability of state prosecutors in Montenegro

19 - 20 July 2022 Kolasin , Montenegro

Members of the new Prosecutorial Council - prosecutors and eminent lawyers, have participated in the workshop on the appointment, promotion, evaluation and accountability of prosecutors, held in Kolašin on 19 - 20 July. The purpose of the workshop was to enhance the implementation of the European...

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Change comes through concrete actions - a key message from the presentation of the “Study on gender equality in the judiciary in Montenegro”

7 July 2022 Podgorica, Montenegro

Gender equality is at the core of all European Union and Council of Europe policies and actions, including those aimed at achieving more gender diverse professionals in the judiciary capable of ensuring equality for all citizens. This was one of the main messages from the Round table that was...

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Improving judicial training delivery in Montenegro

8 July 2022 Podgorica, Montenegro

Judicial training is a pivotal factor for the implementation of a common European area of justice and freedom based on mutual trust. Judicial trainers are naturally one of the major stakeholders in guaranteeing the quality of judicial training of newly appointed judges and prosecutors, and...

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The Ethical Commission for Judges in Montenegro adopted Guidelines for freedom of expression of judges

17 June 2022 Podgorica, Montenegro

Freedom of expression is one of the fundamental political freedoms and can be restricted in only very specific circumstances when some other rights, freedom or security of State, are at risk. Judges as holders of judicial power are also entitled to freedom of expression, although in specific...

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Judicial leaders strengthening their knowledge and skills on financial management in Montenegro

20 - 21 June 2022 Podgorica, Montenegro

Effective performance-based management represents one of the main features of an accountable and efficient judicial system. The focus on financial management allows judicial leaders to put in place proper budgetary planning and execution, but also to address associated financial risks. However,...

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Informative brochure for citizens on the work of notaries, bailiffs, court experts and court interpreters published in Montenegro

11 May 2022 Montenegro

With the support of the joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Accountability and professionalism of the judicial system in Montenegro”, informative brochures on the work of notaries, bailiffs, court experts and court interpreters have been recently published, printed and disseminated...

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Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution launches an awareness raising initiative about benefits of mediation “Through mediation to an agreement - choose an alternative”

30 June 2022 Montenegro

The Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR), with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe, has launched an awareness raising initiative "Through mediation to an agreement - choose an alternative". The initiative aims to raise public awareness about benefits of...

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European Union and Council of Europe support the reform of judicial legislation in Montenegro

6 - 7 June 2022 Podgorica, Montenegro

Upholding the highest standards of independence, ethics and integrity continues to be a key priority for the European Union and Council of Europe’s further support to the judiciary in Montenegro. One of the key objectives of judicial reform is to improve the overall quality of judicial services...

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Representatives of the Judicial Training Centre of Montenegro trained on the newly developed Communication Protocol

18 - 19 May 2022 Podgorica , Montenegro

The effectiveness, integrity and independence of justice require the proper training of judges and prosecutors and a proper communication and co-ordination among different actors involved in judicial training programming and delivery. In order to provide a framework for the mutual exchange of...

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Publication of the new Action Plan for Judicial Reform Strategy in Montenegro

27 January 2022 Montenegro

The Government of Montenegro adopted a new Action Plan for the implementation of the Strategy for the Reform of the Judiciary for 2021/2022 which sets out activities, results, impact indicators, deadlines, competent authorities and funding sources needed to implement the strategic guidelines...

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Call for tenders: Purchase of services for launching and implementing public awareness raising campaign on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Montenegro

22 December 2021 Montenegro

Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022” and its action “Accountability and professionalism of the judicial system of Montenegro”, the Council of Europe is launching a call for proposals for the...

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Working with court experts in Montenegro to strengthen their legal and ethical obligations

20 December 2021 Budva, Montenegro

The work performed by court experts has a vital impact for the litigation settlement process and jury trials, in general. This work is very much influenced by the internal relations among court experts, as well as the relations between the court experts, lawyers, prosecutors and judges. It is...

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Renewed pursuit of mediation - the main point of the Regional Conference on Alternative Dispute Resolutions held in Montenegro

16 December 2021 Montenegro

Mediation is being increasingly respected as a viable – and cost-effective – form of dispute resolution. However, the extent to which mediation is accepted and properly used is still very much dependent on local jurisdictions. According to approximate data, only 14% of EU countries have over...

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Montenegro adopted the Action Plan for the Reform of Judiciary for 2021/2022

16 December 2021 Montenegro

Implementation of judicial reform activities has been a strategic priority for Montenegro in the European integration since the beginning of that process. The Strategy for the Reform of the Judiciary for the period 2019-2022 was adopted on 12 September 2019, along with the Action Plan for...

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Action Plan for Communication Strategy of the State Prosecution Office and Prosecutorial Council for 2022 adopted in Montenegro

16 December 2021 Montenegro

“Transparency is vital for an efficient functioning of the justice system, since it empowers courts and public prosecutors with trust and respect of the public, and at the same time promotes a positive image of judiciary,” as stated in the CEPEJ’s Guide on communication with the media and the...

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European Union and Council of Europe launched an online gender survey to foster the gender focus in Montenegro’s judiciary

7 December 2021 Montenegro

Gender mainstreaming has been an integral part of the Council of Europe's work to promote the full realisation of gender equality. It was reinforced with the launching of the Council of Europe's Transversal Programme on Gender Equality in 2012 and the adoption of its two consecutive Gender...

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European Union and Council of Europe work for better mediation practices in Montenegro

3 December 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

Mediation is being increasingly used in Montenegro to facilitate collaborative problem-solving between parties involved in a dispute. It allows citizens to efficiently protect their rights, but also significantly contributes to decreasing judicial caseload. The dispute resolution landscape in...

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Regional Conference on domestic and regional perspectives and challenges in alternative dispute resolution to be held in Podgorica

2 December 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

The Conference on domestic and regional perspectives and challenges in alternative dispute resolution will be organised under the joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Accountability and professionalism of the judicial system in Montenegro” on Friday, 3 December 2021, in Podgorica....

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Pripremljen nacrt novog Akcionog plana za Komunikacionu strategiju Državnog tužilaštva i Tužilačkog savjeta

22. i 23.novembar 2021. Kolasin, Crna Gora

U susret izradi nove Komunikacione strategije Državnog tužilaštva i Tužilačkog savjeta, pripremljen je Akcioni plan za 2022. godinu, fokusiran na preostale ciljeve i mjere iz vazece Strategije. Radi izrade Akcionog plana, u Kolašinu je 22. i 23. novembra organizovana radionica za članove Radne...

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