The main objective is to support the Montenegrin authorities to further align the legal framework with the EU acquis, thus ensuring that the rights of suspects, accused persons and victims in criminal proceedings are effectively protected. In the context of the EU negotiation process, the Action contributes to transposition of EU directives into national legislation and effective implementation of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) at the national level.

The main partners and beneficiaries of the Action are: the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, Prosecution Offices, Ministry of justice, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Minister for Human and Minority Rights, Judicial Training Centre, State Agent before the European Court of Human Rights, Police Directorate, Law Faculties, Bar Association, Free Legal Aid offices and Human Rights specialised NGOs.

The following results are expected:

  • Improved legal framework and practice concerning the procedural rights and victims’ rights in line with the EU directives and ECtHR case law
  • Enhanced free legal aid mechanisms at the national level for disadvantaged and marginalised groups
  • Reinforced inter-judicial dialogue in the field of human rights protection
  • Improved legal reasoning and implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in judicial proceedings, specifically targeting Articles 2, 3, 5 and 8 of the Convention
  • Reinforced human rights education at the law faculties through the human rights clinical legal trainings

Premiere of the theatre play "Night of Tribades" on 30 May 2022

30 May 2022 Podgorica

The theatre play "Night of Tribades", based on the text of P. O. Enquist, will be performed on 30 May 2022 in Ethno jazz club Sejdefa in Podgorica. This multi-layered play puts forth questions concerning the equality of women, their position in society, freedom of choice and emancipation. The...

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Premiere of the theatre play "Night of Tribades" on 30 May 2022

17 May 2022 PODGORICA

The theatre play "Night of Tribades", based on the text of P. O. Enquist, will be performed on 30 May 2022 in Ethno jazz club Sejdefa in Podgorica. This multi-layered play puts forth questions concerning the equality of women, their position in society, freedom of choice and emancipation. The...

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Activities on enhancing the provision of free legal aid to victims of domestic violence continue

28-29 April 2022 BUDVA, MONTENEGRO

A working meeting with the lawyers took place on 28 and 29 April 2022, to discuss the main challenges and obstacles in dealing with domestic violence cases. The event brought together representatives of the police, prosecution, courts, lawyers from the central region, the NGO Women’s Rights...

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