CEDEM participated in the conference “Law, Politics, Society and Discrimination”, organized by the Protector of Human Rights and Freedoms of Montenegro with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Council of Europe – OSCE, from 19 to 20. April in Podgorica.
The aim of the conference is to open a broad social dialogue on strengthening the system of protection against discrimination and preparing the ground for future cooperation, primarily between the Ombudsman and the civil sector. Numerous issues and topics have been opened that will serve as a basis for the Protector’s institution to undertake further activities to combat discrimination. During the two days of the conference, numerous panelists and experts from their fields, both from the governmental and non-governmental sectors, participated and exhibited.
Topics within the planned six panels were: Legal framework of anti-discrimination – the case of Montenegro; The role of state institutions in the fight against discrimination; The role of the civil sector in developing anti-discrimination policies; European perspective, potentials in the field of anti-discrimination; Specific vulnerable groups in the fight against discrimination – the case of Montenegro and Multiple Discrimination and Social Exclusion.