For the Prohibition of Torture and Inhuman Behavior – Premature Norms in the Practice of the Montenegrin Legal Order

The project “For the Prohibition of Torture and Inhuman Behavior – Peremptory Norms in the Practice of the Montenegrin Legal Order” is an idea of ​​CEDEM that arose as a result of mapped problems, challenges and shortcomings in this area. convicted and detained persons.

Having in mind the strategic goals of Montenegro and the obligations in the application of European Union standards in this area, the project aims to support the implementation of the ban on torture and other forms of abuse in Montenegro within the judiciary, police and closed institutions. whose protection is directly the responsibility of civil servants, by improving the framework for the application of relevant standards for the protection of the rights of prisoners and detainees, in line with European standards and good practices and providing theoretical and practical knowledge to legal practitioners on the prevention of torture and punishment, or, in short, the prohibition of ill-treatment of prisoners and detainees.

This project is especially aimed at representatives of: 1) Ministry of Justice; 2) the Institute for the Execution of Criminal Sanctions; 3) Institutions of the Protector of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Ombudsman); 4) Judiciary and Police Administration (representatives of Basic and Special State Prosecutor’s Offices, Basic Courts and High Court, Supreme Court, Constitutional Court and law offices, police sector of general jurisdiction) and 5) Graduates of Law Faculties of the University of Montenegro, Mediterranean and Donja Gorica who has a traineeship in the judiciary / police.

The main activities of the project are: 1) Preparatory phase of the project; 2) Preparation and publication of a manual for legal practitioners “Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights – Prohibition of Torture, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: Review of the Jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights”; 3) Holding a two-day training for 25 representatives of the judiciary “Application of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights – the practice of the European Court of Human Rights”; 4) Maintaining a law academy for young people in the judiciary and the Police Directorate “Ius cogens – the role and legal obligations of democracies in preventing torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” and 5) Holding a final press conference and external evaluation.

Project activities will be implemented in Podgorica and Kolašin, and the total and required budget necessary for the implementation of project activities is € 18,635.00. The project is funded by the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro.

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