The Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) held a two-day training for police officers, communal police officers, and communal inspection officers as part of the “Promoting Complete Equality in Society” project, supported by the Ministry of Education, Human and Minority Rights. The main goal of the training was to ensure more adequate application of the Law on Public Order and Peace and the Law on Selection, Use and Public Display of National Symbols, through strengthening of the capacities of state bodies that implement, control and/or supervise the aforementioned laws and laws that are correlated to them. The first lecture on the topic: “Law on the Selection, Use and Public Display of National Symbols: From the Submission of the Bill to its Entry Into Force” was given by the former Director General of the Directorate for the Promotion and Protection of Minorities and Other Minority, and National Communities, Mr. Leon Đokaj.
The second and third lectures, on the use and emphasis of national and state symbols in national and comparative legislation, and on the criminal protection of state and national symbols, were given by the Prosecutor at the Basic State Prosecutor’s Office in Podgorica, Mr. Vukas Radonjić, .
During the second day of the training, the Judge of the High Misdemeanor Court in Podgorica, Ms. Larisa Begović, spoke about the misdemeanor protection of the state and national symbols, as well as about the current issues and dilemmas in the application of the Law on Public Order and Peace and the Law on Selection, Use and Public Display of National Symbols.
The training was realized within the project “Promoting Full Equality of Society” supported by the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights.