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15/05/2020

SSP TO ISSUE BINDING INSTRUCTION ON DETAINMENT AND PROPOSAL OF DETAINMENT

Human Rights Action (HRA) appeals to the Supreme State Prosecutor to issue binding instructions to state prosecutors instructing them to act according to minimal standards of […]
08/05/2020

AUTHORITIES TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST AND DISCOVER ATTACKERS

Human Rights Action (HRA) strongly condemns arson of a fishing house of the fish-guardian and environmental activist Ratko Pajović from NGO Carp security, and demands urgent […]
07/05/2020

FREEDOM HOUSE REPPORT HIGHLIGHTS CONCERNING STATE OF JUDICIARY IN MONTENEGRO

The yearly report of the respectable American organization Freedom House (FH) for the year 2019 – Nations in Transit 2020 – shows that the state of […]
06/05/2020

PROTEST DUE TO SUFFOCATION OF SATIRE AND ARREST OF A SATIRIST

Human Rights Action (HRA) strongly condemns filing of a criminal complaint, arrest and detention of Velimir Čabarkapa (29) from Pljevlja due to satirical treatment of the […]
03/05/2020

Marking World Press Freedom Day

Human Rights Action (HRA) on World Press Freedom Day once again reminds that free and objective media and journalists, who do not escape from the criticism […]
10/04/2020

By abusing Criminal law, the state violates the freedom of expression

The Human Rights Action protests against the arrest of Radovan Rakočević from Bijelo Polje, which took place due to his sharing of an article from the […]
09/04/2020

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF MONTENEGRO

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, We call on you to postpone public consultations on amendments to the Law on Free Access to Information, which foresee numerous restrictions […]
08/04/2020

Belgium’s magazine Le Vif: ,,Coronavirus: Montenegro published the names and addresses of people suspected of being infected”

The Belgium’s leading current affairs magazine ,,Le Vif” published an article ,,Coronavirus: Montenegro published the names and addresses of people suspected of being infected”. In the […]
03/04/2020

A 26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN FROM BIJELO POLJE WAS DEPRIVED OF HER RIGHT TO LIBERTY FOLLOWING AN INSTAGRAM POST

The Human Rights Action (HRA) believes that by incarcerating twenty-six year old S.O from Bijelo Polje for posting Corona virus-related rumours on Instagram, Montenegrin authorities have violated […]
01/04/2020

CONSULTATIONS ON THE LAW ON FREE ACCESS TO INFORMATION SHOULD BE POSTPONED

With regard to the statement by Ministry of Public Administration that it will not accept the request of 70 representatives of the NGO and media for […]
31/03/2020

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO EVALUATE THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF MEASURES IN FIGHT AGAINST CORONA VIRUS

Regarding the latest order of the Ministry of Health, which implies further restrictions on the freedom of movement of citizens, including the prohibition of gatherings in […]
30/03/2020

CSOs and Media demanding from Montenegrin Government to suspend public hearing on FOI Law during COVID19 outbreak

We are urging the Ministry of Public Administration to postpone public debate on the Law on Free Access to Information after the coronavirus pandemicand to publish […]