Rule of Law

Montenegro is a civil, democratic, ecological and social justice state, based on the rule of law (Article 1, Constitution of Montenegro). The affirmation of the principle of equality before the law, as one of the fundamental postulates of the rule of law, is the primary function of Rule of Law Department.

CEDEM was the first NGO in Montenegro to organize seminars on international and European Union legal standards. Over 900 lawyers, judges, prosecutors and other civil servants have participated in our training programs since 1999. The Rule of Law Department prepares draft laws and draft amendments to the law; organizes round tables and seminars for representatives of judicial bodies; performs monitoring of court proceedings; and prepares, publishes and distributes publications with the ultimate goal to encourage a responsible, professional, efficient and transparent judiciary in Montenegro.

pasosLOGOCEDEM's representative, Ms. Marija Vuksanovic, participated in the first Western Balkans OGP Dialogue which was held in Tirana, on 9/11 September and organized by the Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) and the Minister of Innovation and Public Administration of Albanian Government.


mladi pravosudjeWith the support of German Foundation Konrad Adenauer and U.S.A. Embassy in Podgorica, CEDEM organized a training program for young employees in the judiciary: European Convention on Human Rights and Criminal Procedure. The training was held in Becici, on 9-11 Septembar 2015.


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