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. 




Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM), in cooperation with German foundation Hanns Seidel, in Tuesday 29 November 2016. in Podgorica has organized a round table on the topic:The Development trends of Democracy in Montenegro.
The conference was opened by H.E. Hans Günther Mattern, ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Montenegro, Lutz Kober, director of office project of Foundation Hanns Seidel for Serbia and for Montenegro and Nenad Koprivica, executive director of CEDEM.

On the meeting was presented CEDEMs Index of Democracy, that you can download here.

Then followed by panel discussion on which was spoken about different social segments that are affecting the state of democracy in Montenegro, a among panelists there were representative of Ombudsman Office, Mr Siniša Bjerković, Anđelija Lučić from CDT, Mr Slaven Živković from DeFacto Agency and the president of the Council for Civil Control of Police, Mr Aleksandar Saša Zeković.

Meeting gathered about 30 representatives of nongovernmental organizations, political parties, Government, media, academic community and diplomatic corps.