Human Rights

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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. 


 

 

 

Podgorica, PR Press Service - The Ombudsman Institution needs to be strengthened and better established with other institutions, and there should be crystallized oversight mechanisms in the security sector to address the protection of human rights and freedoms and other values. This was assessed by the Deputy Protector of Human Rights and Freedoms, Sinisa Bjeković, at a press conference organized by the Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) to present the results of the project "Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Ombudsman for Oversight of the Security Sector".

He believes that it is necessary to strengthen the system that operates within the Institution of the Protector of Human Rights and Freedoms, but at the same time to "function" the link between that institution and other important institutions in the protection of human rights and freedoms. “By that, first of all, I mean the Constitutional Court of Montenegro, the courts and other state bodies, which are precisely on the primary line of protection of human rights and freedoms. Of course, within other state bodies, especially in the security sector, we must have crystallized oversight mechanisms, that is, mechanisms that would deal not only with the protection of human rights and freedoms but also with other important human values, "said Bjeković.

He pointed out that there was extremely good communication between the Ombudsman Institution and the security sector in Montenegro. "That was a relative surprise to me. I expected other organs to be much more flexible, "Bjeković said.

The project "Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Ombudsman for Oversight of the Security Sector" is implemented by CEDEM in cooperation with the Ombudsman Institution, with the support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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