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?"


skupstinaDanijela Vujosevic, CEDEM-s representative, participated the meeting of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee concerning Amendments on Agency for National Security Law. CEDEM welcomes strengthening of legal framework on Agency's competences with regard to the procedure and methodology as well as specifying powers and limitations of Agency's work on secret data collecting.

skupstinaAt the invitation of the Parliamentary Committee for Security and Defense, Nenad Koprivica, Executive Director of CEDEM and Danijela Vujosevic, Project Assistant, participated the meeting with members of Armenia Committee for Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs Delegation.

LetnjaSkolaCEDEM's representative, Dženita Brčvak, was invited by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, the Kosovo Centre for Security Studies and the Institute for Democracy and Mediation from Tirana to speak as part of the Summer School on Security Policy within the panel on regional police cooperation.

upr-dogovorThe consultation meeting of UPR Coalition members was held today, in the premises of CEDEM. The UPR Montenegro Coalition has been established within the project Strenghtening capacities of CSOs to participate in UPR process.