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?"


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.

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.

NenadExecutive Director of CEDEM, Nenad Koprivica, spoke for SETimes portal on the Montenegrin public support for NATO membership. Please follow the link to the original article.

0401POCETNAkoprivicaPolitical will is a key prerequisite for the detection and prosecution of corruption cases, as well as an essential element of building trust in institutions, in addition to consistent case law in this area, therefore, the EU pays strong attention to the prosecution of corruption cases at all levels, said executive director of CEDEM, Mr. Nenad Koprivica in an interview for portal Analtika. The original article can be found here.

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