The UN Human Rights Committee will for the first time consider the state of civil and political rights and adopt a list of issues on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in Montenegro, at the next session to be held on March 10-28, 2014. years.
The response of the Member State, together with the report submitted by Montenegro in October 2013, will be the basis for a dialogue between the Committee and the State on civil and political rights in Montenegro. This dialogue will be held in Geneva at the 112th session of the UN Committee (13-31 October 2014).
In preparation for this dialogue, the Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) and the Youth Initiative for Human Rights, Podgorica (YIHR), in cooperation with the Center for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR), submitted their report to the Human Rights Committee. regarding the adoption of the list of issues in Montenegro.
The joint report of CEDEM and the Initiative is a supplement to the State Report and provides a perspective of the civil sector for the information provided to the Committee by the Government of Montenegro. It addresses a variety of topics related to Montenegro’s implementation of the Covenant, including: the right to life and the prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, the right to liberty and security of person, the rights of persons deprived of their liberty and the right to freedom of expression. . The report also emphasizes the need to ensure the rights of women, children and minorities.