Experience of NGOs in the negotiation process in Montenegro is an inspiring example for the entire region

Today in Belgrade, Vladimir Vučković, programme associate at Centre for Civic Education (CCE) had a presentation at the conference „The Role of Civil Society in the Process of European Integration”, which was organized by Center for Foreign Policy in cooperation with the Embassy of France in Belgrade. The conference aims to present regional experiences concerning… »

Is the practice of impunity for war crimes finally coming to an end?

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) welcomes the decision of the Appellate Court of Montenegro regarding the “Morinj case”, which represents the first final judgment in Montenegro concerning war crimes. However, the CCE also reminds that prosecution of war crimes runs reluctantly and slowly, still facing strong political burdening. The Appellate Court decision, which was announced… »

Condemnation of new treats to GSA activists

Coalition for Equality STEP strongly condemns new death threats against activists of the Gay Straight Alliance and supports this organization in the application to the Ministry of Interior and every other relevant state institutions and authorities to immediately find the perpetrators of this crime and bring them to justice. Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) had informed… »

The practice of impunity for war crimes has to be stopped

On the occasion of International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims which is celebrated on 24 March, the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) emphasizes that adequate facing with the past for every society, as well as for the Montenegrin one, is the basis… »

The Administrative Committee wants to annul the will of NGOs

Centre for Civic Education (CCE), Center for Development of Non-Governmental Organizations (CRNVO), Institute Alternative (IA) and Center for Monitoring (CEMI) express serious concern about the work of Administrative Committee, whose competence is to check documentation of candidates for members of the RTCG Council, and they invite the public interested in this process, which governing structure… »

Political underrepresentation of women remains a problem in Montenegro

Coalition for Equality STEP, on the occasion of celebration of the 8 March, points out a fact that position of women in Montenegrin society is still far from declarative commitment of decision-makers on achieving gender equality and society of equal opportunities for both sexes. Representation and status of women in social spheres in which decisions… »

Violence against LGBT community must be sanctioned more severe

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) condemns a new case of violence against members of the LGBT community, which took place two nights ago in the centre of Podgorica, when two persons were attacked and suffered minor injuries due to their assumed sexual orientation, and calls on competent state authorities to make immediate and effective reaction.… »

Authorities shall seriously consider State Department’s report

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) appreciates the fact that recently published State Department’s report on the state of human rights in Montenegro for 2013 confirms for many years established attitudes on state of Montenegrin institutions, and unequivocally recognizes and emphasizes problems of pervasive corruption, discrimination and restriction of freedom of expression, with an accent on… »