A comprehensive capacity building programme for legal practitioners has been developed with the aim to strengthen their capacities to effectively apply reasonable time standards in the daily work. The training program is based on recommendations put forward in an analysis produced within the Action, which has found that the national legal remedies were not used sufficiently, and the percentage of submitted remedies is by 10% lower than the number of backlog cases.
In the given context, the Action has started training lawyers on application of Article 6(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The second training session, organised on 6 and 7 February 2019, provided participants with the understanding of how legal proceedings at the national level should be conducted to be aligned with the obligations under the Convention.
The activity was organised within the framework of the Council of Europe Action entitled “Fighting ill-treatment and impunity, and enhancing the application of the European Court of Human Rights case-law on the national level”, which is being implemented in Montenegro under the joint Council of Europe and the European Union programme “Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey”.