Human Rights


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Everyone is entitled to all rights and freedoms, without discrimination on any ground such as sex, race, color, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status.

CEDEM has been conducting activities in this area since its establishment in 1999, organizing many training seminars and workshops in order to strengthen protection for human rights in Montenegro. Its training programs are designed for different society actors, such as civil servants, civil society activists, students, etc. CEDEM made the first draft of the Anti-discrimination Law in 2005, which was followed by many educational programs in this area. 




UPRlogoGroup of CSOs from Montenegro established the UPR Coalition, a coalition which will be involved in the UPR process in Montenegro. The Coalition gathers the following organizations: CEDEM, Civic Alliance, Centre for Children's Rights of Montenegro, Association of Paraplegics of Montenegro, Centre for Roma Initiatives, Centre for Women's Rights and MogUL.

GuideALBIn order to raise awarness of citizens of Montenegro, who may be either potential perpetrators or/and victims of discriminatory acts, of social and concrete danger these acts inflict, it is necessary for citizens to adopt more coherent knowledge on discrimination, its causes and consequences. Drawing on concrete exapmles from practice, Guide here presented  will provide you with coherent and practical knowledge and guidelines on how to cope with and prevent discriminatory beahviour.

Guide is available in Montenegrin and Albanian language. 

UNForumCEDEM's representative, Dzenita Brcvak, currently attends 5th UN Minority Forum on Minority Issues, which is being held on 27/28 November in Geneva, Switzerland. This year’s Forum is dedicated to 20thAnniversary of UN Declaration on Rights Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities.

mrgCentre for Democracy and Human Rights' researcher, Dzenita Brcvak, attended training program on minority and human rights advocacy, organised by Minority Rights Group International, based in London. The 5-day training was held in Geneva, Switzerland.

AM okruglistoCentre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) organised the round table on the presentation of the report "Human Rights in Montenegro 2011/2012" in hotel Crna Gora. This round table represents the closing activity of the project "Active Monitoring of Human Rights in Montenegro" which is funded by the European Union and managed by the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro.