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24/01/2020

Initiative for Constitutional Review of Criminal Offense Causing Panic and Disorder criminalizing False News

Human Rights Action (HRA) submitted to the Constitutional Court of Montenegro today the initiative to review the constitutionality of Article 398 of the Criminal Code of […]
14/01/2020

Implementation of ‘‘Causing Panic and Disorder’’ Criminal Offense and Incarceration of Journalists

Incarceration of journalists for publishing content which does not instigate violence, is not hate speech and does not negate holocaust and similar crimes is against the […]
31/12/2019

A Landmark Ruling by the Montenegrin Constitutional Court – a Ban on Extradition to Turkey due to Risk of Torture

The Human Rights Action (HRA) welcomes the landmark ruling adopted by the Montenegrin Constitutional Court, which abolished the order to extradite Mr. Harun Ayvaz to Turkish authorities […]
27/12/2019

Happy holidays and 2020!

23/12/2019

ADMINISTRATIVE COURT REFUSED TO ANNUL THE ELECTION OF JUDGES FROM JUNE 2018

The Administrative Court of Montenegro dismissed the lawsuit filed by Ivan Vukićević, an adviser at the Basic Court in Podgorica, challenging the legality of the Judicial […]
16/12/2019

MONTENEGRIN GOVERNMENT SHOULD SEEK OPINION OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ON THE PUNISHMENT FOR NOT HONORING NATIONAL ANTHEM

The Government of Montenegro has proposed again the introduction of punishment for not honoring the national anthem in the Law on Public Order and Peace. The […]
11/12/2019

STATE PROSECUTORS OFFICE DARES NOT ACT AGAINST JUDICIAL COUNCIL – THE ONLY POSSIBLE CONCLUSION FOLLOWING UNREASONED DISMISSAL BY THE SPECIAL AND SUPREME STATE PROSECUTORS OF THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT FILED BY NGOS

Non-governmental organizations Human Rights Action (HRA), Network for the Affirmation of the NGO Sector (MANS) and Institute Alternative (IA) submitted a criminal charge on 13 September 2019 […]
09/12/2019

ON INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: DEFICIENCY OF EFFECTIVE HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION IN MONTENEGRO

Human Rights Action (HRA) this year particularly highlights the fact that in crucial cases Montenegro has shown no effective legal remedies for the protection of human […]
04/12/2019

HRA CONDEMNS THE ATTACK ON JOURNALIST OTAŠEVIĆ AND URGES INVESTIGATION OF ALL CIRCUMSTANCES

Human Rights Action (HRA) strongly condemns the attack on journalist of daily Dan, Vladimir Otašević, which, according to the complaint filed by the journalist, took place […]
18/11/2019

A Proposal for an Electronic Petition entitled “Initiative for Adoption of a Law on Rehabilitation and Compensation of Victims of Political Persecution – Prisoners of Goli otok, Saint Grgur and other prisons” submitted

Human Rights Action (HRA) and the Association “Goli Otok” have submitted to the Government of Montenegro i.e. Ministry of Justice, a proposal to launch an electronic […]
05/11/2019

BASIC COURT IN PODGORICA REJECTS JURISDICTION IN THE CASE OF CIVIL SOCIETY ACTIVIST GORAN DJUROVIC AGAINST MONTENEGRIN PARLIAMENT

Judge of the Basic Court in Podgorica, Radovan Vlaović, dismissed Goran Djurovic’s lawsuit against the Montenegrin Parliament for lack of jurisdiction in the second trial. Judge […]
04/11/2019

Government to Urgently Form a Working Group to Draft Law on Rehabilitation and Compensation of Victims of Political Persecution

On 13 September 2019, Human Rights Action (HRA) submitted to the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Mr. Duško Marković, an initiative for the adoption of a Law […]