Media have important role in affirmation of human rights, in investigation and reporting on cases of violation of human rights, in giving voice to victims of discrimination and other forms of violation of human rights, in seeking answers and encouraging the authorised institutions to work more efficiently on promotion and protection of human rights. Such media are strong generator of achievement of principle of equality before the law and equal opportunities in society.
Centre for Civic Education (CCE) has submitted today to the Constitutional Court of Montenegro an Initiative for assessment of constitutionality and legality of the Article 167 of the Law on Civil Servants and State Employees, by which it is stipulated that ‘monetary claims from labour which have occurred from 1 January 2013 until day this law becomes applicable, are rendered obsolete within the period of three years from the day this law becomes applicable’, i.e. from 1 July 2018.
This provision of the Law on Civil Servants and State Employees of Montenegro is unconstitutional, illegal and inconsistent with the general regulation – Labour Law. Namely, Article 123 of the Labour Law clearly stipulates that ‘monetary claims from labour and as per labour are not subject to obsolescence’, and it is applied to all employed persons in the state of Montenegro, regardless where they are employed.
CCE has based its Initiative on Constitution, Montenegrin legislation, as well as legal position of the Constitutional Court of Montenegro, but also the international documents that are mandatory for the state of Montenegro.
Centre for Civic Education (CCE) has organised, from 17 to 19 October, in Podgorica, training on discrimination for professionals working in the area of education, which is an integral part of the project 360° Full Circle for Human Rightswhich aims to contribute to reduction of discrimination and promotion of tolerance and respect for human rights in Montenegro.
Three-day intensive programme designed as combination of theoretic and interactive and workshop work, aimed to better introduce the teachers and other professionals who work in education (professional services, management of schools, parents’ council, professional bodies and actives) with the modern concept of human rights and discrimination. Furthermore, training has offered also certain guidelines as to how these topics can be adequately addressed in everyday work with pupils within the formal education system.
Centre for Civic Education (CCE)
within the project LET’S PUT CORRUPTION INTO MUSEUM! opens
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
for the support for civil society organisations’ projects in Montenegro
Your project proposals, which should aim to contribute to the civil society participation in the implementation of anti-corruption policies and practices, shall be submitted no later than 15 November 2018, until 16h00.
In order to be eligible for a grant, Montenegrin CSOs must fulfil criteria as follows:
- be a legal person;
- be non-profit-making;
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project;
- be registered as a CSO in Montenegro at least 12 months prior to the deadline for submission of project proposals;
- have an annual budget higher than 10,000€, if one CSO is applicant. If there is one applicant and partner, their annual turnover for 2017 has to be cummulatively higher than 10,000€.
Coalition Cooperation to the Goal, which consists of 100 NGOs, urges the Ministry of Public Administration (MPA) to announce a call for co-financing projects and programmes of NGOs funded from EU funds in swift procedure, thus fulfilling its legal obligation.
The Government of Montenegro has adopted the Regulation on the procedure and manner of co-financing projects and programmes supported from funds of European Union, and it was published in the Official Gazette of Montenegro No. 64/2018.
We remind, the Government was obliged to adopt this Regulation back in January this year, but it did so with a delay of eight months. This can not be the reason neither for the call for co-financing projects not to be published in this year, nor for not fulfilling that legal obligation. Beneficiaries of projects and programmes of NGOs should not bear the consequences due to the Government’s delay in carrying out its affairs.