The Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) was supported by the German Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the US Embassy in Podgorica on September 9-11, 2015. organized a seminar in Bečići for young people in the judiciary called the European Convention on Human Rights and Criminal Procedure.
This seminar is part of a multi-year project aimed at providing trainees and professional associates in courts, prosecutors’ offices and law firms, as well as law students, with additional knowledge and information on the application of national legislation and European Convention on Human Rights standards. This year’s training focused on criminal procedure and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights when it comes to the right to liberty and security of person. Special attention was paid to practical, interactive work with the aim of about 30 participants in the training to acquire applicable and practical knowledge in this field. The seminar was opened by Ms. Vesna Medenica, President of the Supreme Court of Montenegro, Mr. Eric Larson, Permanent Legal Adviser, US Embassy in Podgorica, Mr. Nenad Koprivica, Executive Director of CEDEM and Ms. Sanija Sljivancanin, Representative of the Konrad Foundation Adenauer, while the lecturers were: Mr. Zoran Pažin, Minister of Justice in the Government of Montenegro and Representative of Montenegro before the European Court of Human Rights; Mr. Miraš Radović, Judge of the Supreme Court of Montenegro, Mr. Veljko Rutović, Special Prosecutor; Mr. Zoran Radović, President of the Basic Court in Podgorica and Mr. Slavoljub Carić, former Representative of Serbia before the European Court of Human Rights.