Representative of UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Montenegro (UNHCR) and the Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) organized a round table provided an opportunity for participants to discuss the provisions of the draft anti-discrimination law, and to obtain information about the severity and magnitude of the problem lack of documentation among RAE population in Montenegro, which is recognized as one of the main causes of social exclusion and discrimination in the national strategy for improving the situation of RAE population in Montenegro, 2008-2012.
The need for the adoption of anti-discrimination law, without delay, as a key disadvantage for the protection of human and minority rights in Montenegro, was included in the conclusions of the roundtable. Prohibition of discrimination and equality before the law are the two fundamental principles of our society as a prerequisite to the full enjoyment of individual rights. In order to support these principles is essential to adopt legislative structure that will institutionalize a clear and effective mechanisms to protect against discrimination. Equally important is the awareness among the people about the options available for the fight against various forms of discrimination in their everyday lives.