Centre for Civic Education (CCE) assesses as positive that Ministry of Justice has begun with the amendments of Criminal Code during the process of harmonisation with the acqui communitaire, as well as with the documents of Council of Europe and United Nations, especially considering the importance of progress in meeting the benchmarks set out within the chapter 23 – Judiciary and Fundamental rights. CCE used the process of public discussion in order to introduce the competent ministry with the view related to this rather important legal text.
In this regard, CCE estimates that Article 29, from the Draft of law on the amendments of Criminal Code of Montenegro, in the part “Obstruction of justice”, did not establish the adequate balance between the need to protect the reputation of judiciary and freedom of expression as a fundamental human right. Deprivation of freedom of expression, which also implies the social critique, is not a good option in direction of strengthening the judiciary, which should undoubtedly be one of the pillars of democratic society, and CCE hopes that the norm in this form will not be included in the final amendments of Criminal Code.
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On the occasion of World Day of Social Justice, Centre for Civic Education (CCE) reminds that fair society can exist only when all citizens have the necessary conditions to live a dignified life based on their work and equal opportunities to participate in social, economic, political and cultural life of their community, without the discrimination in doing so.
Yet another day of social justice passed by unnoticed in Montenegro. The poverty rate is continuously increasing, further aggravated by unemployment statistics, hence citizens see the economic conditions i.e. poverty as basic barrier in the protection and realisation of human rights, as well as the most frequent basis for discrimination. In a society where corruption, in its various forms, has become the pattern of behaviour, citizens who are poor are the ones who are most excluded, as well as deprived of much needed access to justice and social services.
Centre for Civic Education (CCE) organised study visits for selected interns to project partners – Institute Alternative and Daily Press, within the project “Active students for sustainable development”. Interns who are about to begin their month long practice were introduced with the mission of partners and their modus operandi, while the partners learnt about their expectations within this unique project.
During their visit to Institute Alternative, future interns were welcomed by Stevo Muk, President of Managing board, who spoke about the contribution of civil sector in the fight for more open and transparent society, as well as about the initiatives which Institute Alternative had in that context.
Centre for Civic Education (CCE), in partnership with Represent Communications, within the project Knowledge and Skills for Jobs!, supported by the European Commission through the Directorate for Finance and Contracting of the EU Assistance Funds (CFCU) of the Ministry of Finances, announces the
for the participation in the programme of informal education and paid working practice for 60 unemployed university graduates from Montenegro.