Today, CEDEM presented the study “Anti-Corruption Mechanisms and Accountability of Police Officers in Montenegro”, which is a product of the research project of the same name, supported by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) mission in Montenegro.
The project aimed to collect and analyze information on key achievements and challenges in the implementation of anti-corruption and control mechanisms, as well as to improve relations between the Ministry of Interior, the Police Administration and civil society organizations.
The research focuses on corruption, as one of the biggest challenges in the democratization of Montenegro and on the way to achieving key foreign policy priorities – Montenegro’s membership in the European Union and NATO. We consider the responsibility of various links in the chain of institutions in charge of the fight against corruption, and especially police officers, to be one of the key issues in terms of fulfilling obligations in the area of negotiating chapters 23 and 24.
In addition to various assessments of the current scope of anti-corruption and control mechanisms, the study also contains concise recommendations addressed to the Ministry of Interior and other relevant institutions of the Government of Montenegro, Parliament, independent institutions and civil society organizations.