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. 




CEDEM engCivic Alliance (CA) and Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) call upon individuals, political parties, media and CSOs to conduct their activities during the election campaign in accordance with the regulations and documents that protect privacy and personal information. These organizations also call upon relevant state institutions to finally process already identified violations of these regulations.

CEDEM engIn the last month, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism organized several public hearings and expert debates on the draft Law on Social Housing, which aims to establish measures for the implementation of public housing policy. In addition, by this law, two decades of normative vacuum in this area, which had a particularly severe effect on the position of marginalized social groups, will be overcome.

CEDEM engCentre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) and U.N.O. Libertask are asking from the competent authorities to immediately investigate the allegations relating to the allocation of Fund for the protection and enforcement of minority rights' funds for this year. CEDEM and U.N.O. Libertask particularly advocate for the potential liability of director and members of the Fund 'Board of Directors to be determined, based on the fact that they represent public officials who have the responsibility to protect the interests of national and ethnic communities.

euPublication "Human Rights in Montenegro" is the final product within the project "Active Monitoring of Human Rights in Montenegro" supported by the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro and implemented by Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) in cooperation with AIRE Centre in London.

CEDEM eng"It is necessary to strengthen the mechanisms of human rights protection in Montenegro: to further enforce judicial reform; to further strengthen the position of courts in relation to other state institutions; to ensure independence of the state prosecution by initiating complaints in case of violation of fundamental human rights as well as to improve capacities of the Police administration". This statement represents one of key messages of the conference "Human Rights in Montenegro" which was organized by Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) and AIRE Center from London.