Judical reform: Upgrading CSO's capacities to contribute to the integrity of judiciary

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In cooperation with the Monitoring and Research Center (CEMI), a project entitled: “ Judical reform: Upgrading CSO’s capacities to contribute to the integrity of judiciary” is being realized.

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the achievement of a higher level of rule of law in Montenegro, which will be reflected through the assessment and increase of the level of
professionalism, accountability, efficiency and integrity of the judiciary through the establishment of closer cooperation and more effective mechanisms between civil society organizations and judicial institutions.

The specific objective of this project is to improve the capacities of local organizations and greater involvement of civil society in the reforms of the judicial system of Montenegro, as well as the
negotiations on Chapter 23 (judiciary and basic human rights). 

The project also foresees the monitoring of the most important court cases in Montenegro, including the application of new institutes such as plea agreement and deferred criminal procesution. These activities will be followed by the issuance of regular, annual reports (a total amount of 2) on the main findings and recommendations we came through the trial. The project has undertaken the obligation of organizing two national conferences (one annually) to present annual reports on trial monitoring to key stakeholders from national justice, international partners and civil society organizations.

As one of the most important activities, we emphasize the regular monitoring of the media in Montenegro and the preparation of annual reports on media behavior regarding court proceedings in Montenegro. The mentioned reports, observations and main results will be presented to the media representatives and other relevant participants.

The project is supported by the European Commission through the Eu Delegation to Montenegro.