Workshops on ethics in mediation and family mediation organised in Montenegro

24 May 2021 Montenegro

Two workshops for mediators were organised in Podgorica on 20 and 24 May 2021 to examine ethics in mediation in Montenegro, in line with the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) Guidelines for a better implementation of the Recommendation Rec (98)1 on family mediation and the...

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Rulebook for the Notaries developed in co-operation with the Chamber of Notaries in Montenegro

17 May 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

Following the adoption of the new Code of Notary Ethics in December 2020, the joint European Union/Council of Europe action "Accountability and professionalism in the judicial system of Montenegro" provided support to the Chamber of Notaries of Montenegro in developing the Rulebook for the...

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Workshop on accountability and ethics of court experts organised in Montenegro

18 May 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

A workshop for court experts was held on 18 May in Podgorica, to discuss the legal framework for the work of court experts in Montenegro, as well as the mechanisms for strengthening their accountability. During the workshop, possible legislative models for reorganising the Association of Court...

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Workshop on accountability and ethics of court experts organised in Montenegro

18 May 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

A workshop for court experts was held on 18 May in Podgorica, to discuss the legal framework for the work of court experts in Montenegro, as well as the mechanisms for strengthening their accountability. During the workshop, possible legislative models for reorganising the Association of Court...

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Guidelines for Crisis Communication presented to prosecutors from the southern region of Montenegro

19 May 2021 Budva, Montenegro

The Guidelines on Crisis Communication developed under the joint European Union and Council of Europe action "Accountability and professionalism of the judicial system of Montenegro" and adopted by the Prosecutorial Council in December 2020, were presented to the heads of prosecution offices and...

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Rulebook for the Notaries developed in co-operation with the Chamber of Notaries in Montenegro

17 May 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

Following the adoption of the new Code of Notary Ethics in December 2020, the joint European Union/Council of Europe action "Accountability and professionalism in the judicial system of Montenegro" provided support to the Chamber of Notaries of Montenegro in developing the Rulebook for the...

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Mediators - supervisors received a training on mediators' evaluation methodology in Montenegro

27 May 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

The network of mediators - supervisors was created with the support of the action "Accountability and professionalism of the judicial system in Montenegro". The supervisors took part in a training of trainers (ToT) on how to implement the unique methodology for evaluating the work of mediators...

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European Union and Council of Europe continue to support the Judicial Training Centre in Montenegro to further improve training needs assessment and delivery

11 June 2021 Montenegro

Based on the results of the Functional analysis of the Judicial Training Centre (JTC) produced in 2020, the European Union and the Council of Europe continue to provide support to the JTC to further improve its training needs assessment (TNA), delivery methods and tools. Under the action...

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Towards improved system of professional evaluation of state prosecutors in Montenegro

11 June 2021 Montenegro

In the last two weeks, meetings were held with representatives of state prosecution service, to discuss experiences and opinions related to the professional assessment of prosecutors' work in Montenegro. Prosecutors from basic and high prosecution offices and the Special Prosecution Office, as...

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Guidelines for Crisis Communication presented to prosecutors from the central region of Montenegro

5 May 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

" We must not ignore the fact that our target audiences are not just citizens and the media, but also parties to the proceedings, other state bodies, colleagues that we are working with, as they all contribute to shaping opinions about the work of the state prosecution service", the Acting...

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Working together towards strengthening accountability of court experts in Montenegro

16 April 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

Improving the role of court experts is important for the delivery of justice and the overall performance of the courts and prosecution service. An objective and unbiased expert evidence is one of the most important tools to be used in proving a case. It is therefore central to the role of court...

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Public consultations on the revised Code of Professional Conduct of Lawyers in Montenegro

15 March 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

The Bar Association of Montenegro has recently launched public consultations on the draft of the revised Code of Professional Conduct of Lawyers. The draft Code of Professional Ethics of Lawyers was prepared with the support of the action "Accountability and professionalism in the judicial system...

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The Code of Notary Ethics in Montenegro published

12 March 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

The Library of the Chamber of Notaries of Montenegro has been enriched with publications of the new Code of Notary Ethics. Around 200 copies of the Code of Notary Ethics were printed under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action "Accountability and professionalism of the judicial system...

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Methodology for evaluating the work of mediators in Montenegro launched

3 March 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

The methodology for evaluating the work of mediators was prepared under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Accountability and professionalism of the judicial system in Montenegro”, in consultations with the Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Association of Mediators...

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Workshop on the functional analysis of Judicial Training Centre

17 February 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

Training of justice professionals (judges, prosecutors, court staff, bailiffs, lawyers and notaries) is essential to ensure that European standards and legislation are correctly applied. Through the Horizontal Facility, the European Union and Council of Europe seek to support the up-skilling of...

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Online workshop to develop a methodology for evaluating mediators' work in Montenegro

17 February 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method whereby a neutral person (mediator) guides communication between the disputing parties and, by using special knowledge and skills, assists in negotiations aimed at reaching an agreement which resolves their dispute. Through this process,...

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Workshop on social media for judicial stakeholders in Montenegro

9-10 February 2021 Budva, Montenegro

A social media workshop for the new generation of press judges and press prosecutors, as well as members of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils, was organised in Budva, on 9/10 February 2021, in co-operation with the Judicial Training Centre. In a world of ever-increasing use of information...

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Prosecutorial authorities devise Guidelines for communicating in crisis situations

21-22 December 2020 Budva, Montenegro

According to the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice’s (CEPEJ) Guide on communication with the media and public for courts and prosecution authorities, judicial power is the least visible to citizens, as it least intervenes in the public debate. As a result, the function of justice...

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Workshop on disciplinary responsibility and ethics of judges and state prosecutors

14 December 2020 Podgorica, Montenegro

Disciplinary responsibility is one of the building blocks of an accountable judicial system, which interacts between two fundamental principles of a modern society: independent adjudication and the need for public confidence in judiciary. In order to achieve this balance, ethical and disciplinary...

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Workshops for judicial officials on performance-based financial management and control organised in Montenegro

4 December 2020 Budva, Montenegro

Two workshops for court presidents, heads of prosecution offices and members of secretariats of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Council responsible for financial administration were organised in Budva, in co-operation with the Judicial Training Centre. The workshops were designed in line with the...

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