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10/11/2023

HRA is Asking the New Minister of the Interior for Zero Tolerance for Torture

The Human Rights Action (HRA) supports the European Commission’s (EC) recommendation which says that Montenegro must step up its efforts to conduct effective investigations of police […]
09/11/2023

REVIEW OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S REPORT ON MONTENEGRO FOR THE YEAR 2023 – SUBJECT: JUSTICE

The Human Rights Action (HRA) finds that the report of the European Commission (EC) comprehensively, precisely and objectively presented the situation in the judiciary as a […]
08/11/2023

REVIEW OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S REPORT ON MONTENEGRO 2023 – SUBJECT: WAR CRIMES

The Human Rights Action (HRA) supports the assessment of the European Commission (EC) that Montenegro must improve its approach to the investigation and prosecution of war […]
27/10/2023

THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF MONTENEGRO UNJUSTIFIEDLY ABOLISHED THE RIGHT OF WOMEN TO MORE FAVOURABLE REQUIREMENTS FOR RETIREMENT

The Human Rights Action and the Centre for Women’s Rights are protesting the decision of the Constitutional Court of Montenegro to abolish the right of women […]
23/10/2023

HRA APPEAL: URGENTLY RECUSE PROSECUTOR MAJA KNEŽEVIĆ, WHOSE DECISION DISMISSING THE CRIMINAL CHARGES OF POLICE TORTURE HAS BEEN REVERSED FOUR TIMES

For the fourth time, the High State Prosecutor’s Office approved the complaint of Jovan Grujičić and reversed the decision of state prosecutor Maja Knežević to dismiss […]
17/10/2023

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: Montenegro is not even close to fulfilling the 2014 recommendations of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights aimed at combating poverty

Montenegro has been three years late in submitting its report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, so to date there is no […]
12/10/2023

THERE IS A NEED TO URGENTLY SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF THE INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF JUDGES

The Human Rights Action (HRA) appealed to the Judicial Council today to urgently take additional measures to solve the problem of still-vacant judicial positions. We believe […]
11/10/2023

THE MARKO BOLJEVIĆ TORTURE TRIAL CONTINUES: WAS THE BLACK ‘OPEL ASTRA’ VEHICLE, USED BY THE DEFENDANTS, ASSIGNED TO MILOŠ VUČINIĆ?

The trial of five police inspectors – Danilo Grbović, Dalibor Ljekočević, Bojan Vujačić, Ivan Peruničić and Nemanja Vujošević, accused of extorting a statement from Marko Boljević […]
29/09/2023

IN MEMORIAM: VLADIMIR BAROVIĆ, THE ADMIRAL WHO DEFENDED HONOUR WITH HIS LIFE

We are taking this opportunity to remember the Admiral of the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA), Vladimir Barović, who took his own life on 29 September 1991 […]
27/09/2023

INEFFECTIVE INVESTIGATION ALERT: Complaint against competent police officers dismissed for the fourth time in the case of Jovan Grujičić’s police torture

The Human Rights Action (HRA) strongly protests against the decision of the basic state prosecutor in Podgorica, Maja Knežević, to dismiss for the fourth time the […]
12/09/2023

Protest by 21 NGOs against the decision of the Government of Montenegro to support Saudi Arabia for the organization of the world exhibition EXPO 2030

We express a strong protest against Government’s decision to support Saudi Arabia instead of Italy for the organization of the world exhibition EXPO 2030, as announced in […]
07/09/2023

LAW SHOULD APPLY EQUALLY TO VICTIMS OF MURINO AND OTHERS: PRESCRIBE THE STATUS OF CIVILIAN VICTIM OF WAR

Today, the Human Rights Action (HRA) informed the President of Montenegro, Jakov Milatović, about the discriminatory nature of the Draft Law on Amendments and Supplements to […]