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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Development of a Communication Protocol for Montenegro’s Judicial Training Centre

22 November 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

Judicial training principles provide for a common foundation for the professional advancement of judges and prosecutors. In order to ensure that such principles are effectively applied, proper communication between judicial training institutions and target groups is needed. To provide a framework...

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Focus groups for judges and prosecutors organised in Montenegro as part of the new Training Needs Assessment Framework

26 October 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

The Judicial Training Centre (JTC) in Montenegro has organised two focus group sessions for judges and prosecutors, with the aim to identify, group and prioritise training needs in the judiciary. It is the first time that such focus groups are set up, based on the new Training Needs Assessment...

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Launching of the gender research in Montenegro’s judicial system to promote gender equality in judiciary MONTENEGRO 12 NOVEMBER 2021

12 November 2021 Montenegro

Justice systems are influenced by predominant cultural norms, including gender roles. For this reason, women often face gender bias during their professional carrier in judiciary. As a result, women are still under-represented in the highest levels of the judicial hierarchy in many countries in...

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Advancing co-operation with the Supreme Court of Montenegro

12 October 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

Evgenia Giakoumopoulou, Head of Operations of the Council of Europe Programme Office in Podgorica met with the Acting Supreme Court President of Montenegro, Vesna Vučković, to exchange on fostering the co-operation among the Council of Europe Programme Office in Podgorica and the Supreme Court of...

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Workshop on social media communications for representatives of judiciary in Montenegro

19 - 20 October 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

Social media platforms play an increasingly central part in social life and communication, inevitably touching upon people's lives, with judges and prosecutors being no exception. As stated in Bangalore Principle 4.6, "judge, like any other citizen, is entitled to freedom of expression, belief,...

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Efforts towards amending the Law on Judicial Council and Judges in Montenegro resumed

20 October 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

The first meeting of the newly set up Working Group for drafting amendments to the Law on Judicial Council and Judges took place in Podgorica, under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of the Government of Montenegro. The amendments are expected to further enhance...

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Launching of the inception phase of the gender research in Montenegro’s judicial system

20 September 2021 Montenegro

Institutionalisation of a gender perspective in the justice system is an essential step toward strengthening the accountability of the judiciary. Different factors affect gender equality within the judicial systems in Europe, including in Montenegro. According to the 2020 Baseline Gender...

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Strengthening judicial ethics and promoting the role of Ethical Commissions in Montenegro

21 September 2021 Plav and Rozaje, Montenegro

The Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), in the 4th Evaluation Round which has dealt with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors, has noted some progress in providing guidance and counselling with respect to judicial ethics in...

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Advancing co-operation with State Prosecution in Montenegro

23 September 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

Evgenia Giakoumopoulou, Head of Operations of the Council of Europe Programme Office in Podgorica met today with the Acting Supreme State Prosecutor of Montenegro, Drazen Buric in the premises of the Supreme State Prosecution, to discuss ways forward in enhancing ongoing prosecutorial reform,...

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Revised training needs assessment methodology developed and presented to judges and prosecutors in Montenegro

1 October 2021 Montenegro

Judicial training guarantees a high level of skills and is essential to ensure independent justice. As such, judicial training and education represent one of the key elements of the judicial reforms across Council of Europe Members States, including in Montenegro. Work has been done in recent...

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Last round of counselling visits to basic courts organised in Montenegro

27 September 2021 Montenegro

The judicial ethics should not be only of a normative nature, it needs to be effective and practical - this was one of the key messages from a counselling visits to Basic Court in Ulcinj which was organised today, under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action "Accountability and...

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