U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders

Protecting and supporting human rights defenders is a key priority of U.S. foreign policy. Because human rights defenders seek to hold their governments accountable to protect universally recognized human rights, defenders are often harassed, detained, interrogated, imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for doing their work. The Department’s objective is to enable human rights defenders to …

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Ambassador Uyehara Op-Ed: Being Bold for Change This International Women’s Day

People around the world have gathered to mark International Women’s Day for over 100 years. Today we come together once again to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. I understand that here in Montenegro the day has traditionally provided the opportunity to tell the women in our lives – mothers, daughters, …

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United States Donate Technical Equipment for Supreme Court

The Ambassador of the United States to Montenegro, H.E. Margaret Ann Uyehara visited the High Court in Podgorica to mark the donation of technical equipment for the courtroom that will enable audio-video coverage of trials, video-conferencing of remote witnesses, and audio and video scrambling of protected witnesses. The President of the Supreme Court thanked the …

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