The Police Director expressed his support to the joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced person” by making an unexpected visit to the cascade training conducted by his colleagues. During his visit, he conveyed his gratitude for the Council of Europe's assistance and the co-operation in implementing Montenegro’s policies to meet the standards set by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) and following up on their recommendations after their visit to the country.
Continuing the progress made in the previous phases of the Horizontal Facility programme, the national team of police trainers organised a 4-day training session for 35 police officers from 27 to 30 June 2023.
This training holds particular significance considering the recent adoption of a government conclusion in Montenegro. The conclusion assigns the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Police Administration the responsibility of providing comprehensive training to law enforcement officers at all levels, with a specific focus on regulations governing the use of force and imparting knowledge and skills related to the prohibition of torture.
This training practice plays a crucial role in strengthening internal police capabilities and creating an environment beneficial to disseminating human rights principles among police officers. It fosters a collective understanding and commitment to respect and protect human rights in their policing activities. The ultimate aim is to enhance the collaborative efforts of trainers and their colleagues in upholding human rights.
The action “Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced person” will last until 31 December 2026, as a part of the joint European Union and Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye”, implemented by the Council of Europe.