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?"


OtvorenoNATOExecutive Director of CEDEM, Nenad Koprivica, spoke at the conference "Open NATO", organized by the Government of Montenegro on 28 - 30 March in Budva. The conference brought together a significant number of participants from CSOs and the media, as well as distinguished speakers who spoke about current issues related to NATO.

rose-rothThe 85th Rose-Roth seminar was held in Sarajevo on 18 - 20 March 2014 within the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. This year's seminar's main topic was focused on "security and democratization in the Western Balkans: enhancing stability and promoting reforms."

natoCEDEM representative, Ms. Dženita Brčvak, attended a meeting with Mr. Laurie Walker, Officer for Montenegro in NATO Department of Political Affairs and Security Policy, who will be staying in Montenegro from 10 to 14 March as part of the visit of the  MAP Assessment Team.

DCAF Logo EnglishThis paper is trying to tackle main challenges in the field of internal control of the police in Montenegro, with a special focus on anti-corruption activities. After conducting the research on the accountability of police officers in the field of police corruption, in December 2013 (Anti-corruption Mechanisms and Accountability of Police Officers in Montenegro), we have decided to put more focus on this specific aspect in the overall anticorruption chain.

Norvezani pressCEDEM held press conference today, presenting the publication "Characteristics of proceedings in cases of organised crime, corruption, terrorism and war crimes - general review of the case law in Montenegro", which was prepared as part of the project Supporting Judicial reform in Montenegro: Supporting the fight against organized crime, funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade.

CEDEM engGeneral evaluation of implementation of the Action Plan for Chapter 24 is that there is continuity in the application, but measures are not always consistent and well-coordinated, while in some segments we found an evident lack of measurable and comprehensive data for evaluation of the impact of undertaken measures.