Security and Defense

Security is one of the most important preconditions for the realization of democracy, rule of law and human rights. CEDEM deals with monitoring security sector reform as well as international and regional security dynamics, with special focus on Montenegro. Based on research findings, CEDEM publishes analysis and recommendations addressed to lawmakers, government officials, representatives of security institutions, civil society, etc.

Within this department, CEDEM has implemented two regional projects. "Civil Society Capacity Building for Mapping and Monitoring Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans 2008-2011" produced publications and reports in various areas of security sector reform (transparency, democratic control and oversight, representation, etc.). CEDEM has become one of the seven members of a regional consortium of independent research centers in Western Balkans,and with the cooperation of this consortium and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) from Oslo, CEDEM is implementing a second research project, "To what extent is a security community being built in the Western Balkans?"


presMATRA EUINFOCEDEM held at the EU Info Centre a presentation of the project Capacity building for strengthening Montenegro's system of regulating asylum and irregular migrations, which is being implemented in cooperation with the Dutch Centre for Refugees, with the support of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Belgrade, through MATRA program.

TRAIN DzenitaRead the latest policy brief "Whistle-blowing in the Montenegrin police" authored by CEDEM's associate, Dženita Brčvak. This policy brief has been prepared in the frame of the TRAIN Programme 2014 (Think Tanks Providing Research and Advice through Interaction and Networking).

tribinaBeraneCenter for Dmocracy and Human Rights – CEDEM, in partnership with NGO "Spona", Berane organized public debate For or Against accession of Montenegro to NATO, aimed on fostering open dialogue as one of the most efficient mechanism of increasing public awareness on NATO issue. Debate was held 30 October in Polimski museum, Berane.