Accountability of the Judicial System in Montenegro
Podgorica, Montenegro 26 June 2019
The 1st Steering Committee meeting for the new Action “Accountability and Professionalism of the...
Podgorica, Montenegro 16 May 2019
The fifth and final Steering Committee meeting for the Horizontal Facility Action “Accountability...
Niksic, Berane, Bar - Montenegro January - April 2019
Three counselling visits of the members of the Ethical committee of the Judicial Council to the...
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 - 9 April 2019
A working visit of the representatives of the Secretariats of the Judicial and Prosecutorial...
Training sessions for trainees in Courts and State Prosecutor`s Offices in Montenegro “Implementation of the Code of Ethics for judges and state prosecutors”Kolasin, Montenegro 2 - 3 April 2019
Nearly a hundred trainee magistrates from all courts and state prosecutor`s offices in Montenegro...
As part of the European Union and Council of Europe programmatic framework “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey”, the Council of Europe is implementing the Action “Accountability of the Judicial System” in Montenegro. The Action foresees a series of activities addressed to the Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils of Montenegro, as well as to its Judicial Training Centre.
The focus of the Action will be on strengthening the overall capacities of Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils, and of the Judicial Training Centre, bringing them in line with European standards. This will be achieved through a series of training and outreach events targeting judges, prosecutors, staff of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils and of the Judicial Training Centre, and the general public, as well as through revision of relevant legislation and support to its implementation.
The Action will contribute to strengthening the capacity of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils and the accountability of the whole judicial system in Montenegro.
Outcomes and expected results
Objective 1: The Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils have strengthened the capacities to recruit, assess and promote judges and prosecutors on transparent, merit-based and non-discriminatory criteria. .
- Secondary legislation is drafted to improve recruitment, transfer, promotion and assessment of judges;
- Judicial Council’s capacities are strengthened through transmitting knowledge and skills to enhance recruitment, assessment and promotion.
Objective 2: Enhanced accountability of the judicial system through support to the implementation of the Code of Ethics for judges and prosecutors.
- Mechanisms for strengthening the implementation of the code of ethics for judges and prosecutors are identified;
- Judges, prosecutors and the public are aware of new ethical standards through capacity building activities and awareness raising campaign.
Objective 3: Enhanced accountability of the judicial system through support of the implementation of disciplinary procedures for judges and prosecutors.
- Mechanisms for ensuring objective and transparent implementation of disciplinary procedures are identified;
- Capacitates of judges and prosecutors to apply disciplinary procedures have improved
Objective 4: Strengthened institutional capacity of the Judicial and the Prosecutorial Councils.
- Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils rules, procedures, tools and working methods have improved and are more transparent;
- Professional capacities of the secretariats and members of the Councils, including for monitoring and evaluation of national justice strategies and strategic budgetary and human resources planning, are enhanced
Objective 5: Judicial Training Centre empowered to implement the 2015 Law on the Centre of Training of Judiciary.
- A strategy for implementation of the 2015 Law is drawn up and introduced by the Judicial Training Centre (JTC);
- Training programme of the JTC is based on the actual needs of the judges and prosecutors.
This webpage has been produced using funds of a joint project between the European Union and the Council of Europe. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.
- Duration: 24 months (from 1 November 2016 to 23 May 2019)
- Beneficiaries/Partners: Judicial Council, Prosecutorial Council, the Supreme Court, Ministry of Justice, Office of the Supreme State Prosecutor, the Bar Association of Montenegro, the Judicial Training Centre
- Funding: The European Union and the Council of Europe
- Budget: 787.163EUR
- Horizontal Facility
- Action against Economic Crime Montenegro (AEC-MNE)
- Fighting Ill-treatment and Impunity and Enhancing the Application of the ECtHR Case-law on National Level (FILL)
- Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons in Montenegro
- Actions in education
- Accountability of the Judicial System in Montenegro