Amendments to the Law on prohibition of discrimination are step forward

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) finds that the amendments to the Anti-Discrimination Law, after three years of the implementation of this Law, come at the right time and with so solid text represent an attempt to substantially comply with the recommendations of the European Commission. Namely, by the proposed amendments the most important institute of… »

Injustice for victims

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) believes that today’s decision of the Court of Appeal, which upheld the first instance verdict acquitting the accused of the deportation of Bosnian-Herzegovinian refugees from Montenegro in 1992, is just the final result of a process that was a farce, without response to the need of establishing all the facts… »

Pussy Riot in Montenegro

The Centre for Civic Education (CCE) and the Fast forward Human Rights Film Festival are pleased to announce the new film by Mike Lerner Pussy Riot – a punk prayer to be screened at the new edition of the Festival that will start on 10 December 2013 – on the occasion of Human Rights Day.… »

Withdraw bill on higher education from procedures

Centre for Civic Education (CCE), after a public debate of 17 May 2013 on the Draft Law on Higher Education, assess that the proposed text should be immediately withdrawn from the procedure. The reasons for the withdrawal of the text are numerous, and are reduced to the fact that it is impossible to submit amendments… »

Draft law on higher education worse than the current law

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) assess that the draft Law on Higher Education, which has recently been put to a public hearing represents worse solutions than those stipulated by the Law which is currently in force. In general, the new law on higher education would have to be more reduced, systematic with clearly defined standards,… »

Equal rights for all

Centre for Civic Education (CCE), regarding the 17 May – International Day Against Homophobia, wishes to express concern due to existing state of affairs of rights and freedoms of LGBT community in Montenegro, who are still living under daily threats, hate speech, discrimination and violence. The research results show continued high levels of homophobia of… »

Responsibility for prosecuting war crimes is in authorities

Daliborka Uljarević, executive director of the Centre for Civic Education (CCE), had a presentation today at the international conference “Regional cooperation and reconciliation after the judgment of the ICTY: continuation or stalemate?”, held in the Austrian city of Reichenau. The conference runs from 2-4 of May 2013, and is organized by the Austrian Ministry of… »

Improving the criminal justice system in Montenegro requires more than amendments to the criminal code

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) welcomes the amendments to the Criminal Code of Montenegro, especially in this part which provides that the punishment can serve at home instead of in a prison. However, for this form of re-socialization and humanization of the sanction, society must be prepared, informed and educated, before the standardization and implementation… »