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Extension of the successful action to enhance application of human rights case law in Montenegro

Podgorica 21 September 2018
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Extension of the successful action to enhance application of human rights case law in Montenegro

On 20 September 2018, the 4th Steering Committee meeting of the action “Fighting ill-treatment and impunity and enhancing the application of the European Court of Human Rights case-law on national level” took place in Podgorica.

The meeting was attended by the representatives of beneficiary institutions, including the representatives of two Faculties of Law, Mr Miloš Vukčević from the Mediterranean University and Mr Bojan Božović, from University Donja Gorica as new members, considering that the Action is now expanding to Universities’ students, with pilot activities of clinics in the field of international human rights law.

Ms Barbara Rotovnik, Adviser for European Integration and Rule of Law in European Delegation highlighted the importance of further enhancement of the application of human rights at the national level, underling that the project contributed to the achievement of the strategic goals set in the EU negotiating Chapter 23. Ms Angela Longo, Head of the Council of Europe Programme Office in Montenegro, presented developments at the programmatic level, while the project progress was presented by the Council of Europe project coordinators.

All the beneficiaries expressed their satisfaction with the quality of implemented activities and results achieved. The action progressed according to the work plan and has timely and efficiently achieved all agreed outputs and outcomes, proving effective activity designs and implementation. Given the above, the action has been granted additional nine-month extension to consolidate and to build on the progress made. Building upon the achieved results, the action will be focusing on its contribution to long-term solutions in the field of effective remedies on the excessive length of judicial proceedings, enhancement of legal certainty and effective execution of the Constitutional Court´s decision, introduction of the human rights dimension into regular curriculum of law faculties in Montenegro.

The Action “Fighting ill-treatment and impunity and enhancing the application of the European Court of Human Rights case-law on national level” is funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey programme, and implemented by the Council of Europe.