Conference on Trafficking in Persons

U.S. Embassy in Podgorica in cooperation with the Center for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution of Montenegro, organized a Conference on Trafficking in Persons November 19-20, 2018, in Budva. This conference gathered a number of judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officials to discuss the forming of a joint task force to combat human trafficking. If approved by ...
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Conference on International Legal Assistance and Modern Investigative Trends

On September 10, 2018, the U.S. Embassy organized a conference on international legal assistance and modern investigative trends.  The conference focused on the need for countries to partner together in the fight against organized crime, which recognizes neither boundaries nor borders. Resident Legal Advisor Erik Larson detailed how the United States is supporting Montenegro’s efforts ...
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Conference Regarding Investigations Into Conflicts Of Interest

On June 11 and 12, 2018, the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the International Anti-Corruption Academy organized a conference regarding investigations into conflicts of interest.    Chargé Judy Kuo delivered opening remarks, stressing the important work of Montenegro and its partners in strengthening the rule of law.  
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Conference on Extremist Radicalization and Violence Assessment

On March 19, the U.S. Embassy’s INL Rule of Law Program supported the organization of the Conference titled “Extremist Radicalization and Violence Assessment – an analysis of needs, gaps and opportunities to address violent extremism in Montenegro.” (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; ...
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Integrated Anti-Corruption Investigations

On January 29-30, 2018, the U.S. Embassy’s INL Rule of Law Program organized a conference titled “Integrated Anti-Corruption Investigations.”   Ambassador Uyehara gave opening remarks, stressing the importance of cooperation between all authorities in the fight against corruption.  This conference served as a platform to discuss relevant cases among prosecutors of the region, as well ...
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U.S. Embassy Podgorica donated a Home Detention Central Monitoring System

On December 20, 2017, U.S. Embassy Podgorica donated a Home Detention Central Monitoring System to the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro. Montenegro’s Criminal Code provides that individuals who are subject to a sentence of imprisonment of 6 months or less may be sentenced to serve that sentence by confinement to the premises where they live. ...
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XI Conference Dedicated to the Fight against Corruption

On December 11, 2017, the Embassy of the United States supported the organization of the XI Conference Dedicated to the Fight against Corruption, organized by the Network for Affirmation of NGO Sector (MANS).  Ambassador Uyehara gave opening remarks, stressing the importance of  the fight against all forms of corruption, particularly political corruption and the recovery ...
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Use of Montenegrin Criminal Law to Counter Terrorism and Violent Extremism

On November 20, 2017, the U.S. Embassy’s INL Rule of Law Program organized a conference titled “Use of Montenegrin Criminal Law to Counter Terrorism and Violent Extremism.” H.E. Ambassador Uyehara and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Zoran Pazin gave opening remarks, stressing the importance of commitment in the fight against all forms of terrorism. ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Visited Montenegro

On November 2-4, James A. Walsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), traveled to Podgorica, Montenegro to meet with police and government officials to discuss INL rule of law and law enforcement programs. His itinerary included meetings at the Podgorica High Court, the Center for Training the Judiciary ...
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Workshop on Public Relations in State Prosecution

The United States Embassy in Podgorica, INL Rule of Law Program, in Cooperation with the Supreme State Prosecution Office organized a Workshop on Public Relations in State Prosecution. The aim of this workshop is to discuss best practices and possibilities to further enhance the increasing transparency of State Prosecution.  U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann ...
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Donation to the Administrative Court of Montenegro

The U.S. Embassy, through its Rule of Law Program of the State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) donated IT equipment to the Administrative Court of Montenegro.  This donation is a continuation of the successful cooperation between INL and thisCourt.  This donated equipment will significantly improve the  working conditions and efficiency of the Administrative Court in their work, including in cases ...
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Training Deployment To California For Group Of Montenegrin Officials

In October, the Embassy of the United States, through its INL Rule of Law Program supported a Training Deployment to California for a group of Montenegrin officials from State Prosecution Special Police team and the Government’s Office for Fight Against Trafficking in Persons.  The focus of the visit was the fight against trafficking in persons ...
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Trainings on Advanced Training on Mediation in Criminal Matters

The INL Rule of Law Program is dedicated to supporting criminal justice reform in Montenegro. This week, with INL’s support, the Center for Mediation organized two iterations of two-day trainings on Advanced Training on Mediation in Criminal Matters on October 1-2 and October 3-4 in Budva. These activities will help teach alternate dispute resolutions for minors ...
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Charge Aliu Opens Conference on Plea Bargaining

The United States Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Center for Training in the Judiciary and State Prosecution (CTJP) and the Ministry of Justice hosts a c on July 11-12, in Kolasin. In his opening remarks, Charge d’Affairs B. Bix Aliu stressed that the robust implementation of the rule of law is a crucial element ...
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Training Deployment to Sarajevo for Prosecutors from Montenegro

The Embassy of United States, through its INL Justice Program, is currently supporting a training deployment to Sarajevo for prosecutors from various prosecutors’ offices in Montenegro, including the Supreme, Special, High and Basic prosecutors’ offices. Officials in charge of public relations will have meetings at the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Sarajevo ...
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Conference on Combating Cross-Border Crime

The Embassy of the United States in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Center for Education in Judiciary and State Prosecution organized a Conference on combating cross-border crime between Montenegro and the Republic of Croatia. The conference takes place in Igalo, on April 3 and 4. In past years, the INL Justice Program in Montenegro organized a series ...
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Training on International Financial Investigations

The Embassy of the United States in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Center for Education in Judiciary and State Prosecution organized  a Training on International Financial Investigations for representatives of the judiciary, state prosecution, Agency for Prevention of Corruption, Tax Administration, Inspection Authority, Custom Administration, Police Authority, Property Administration, and Administration for Prevention of Money ...
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European Convention on Human Rights and Criminal Proceedings Training

The U.S. Embassy Podgorica INL Section, in cooperation with Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM), the Conrad Adenauer Stiftung, and the Center for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution supported another training for young lawyers, legal advisors and interns working in the courts and prosecution offices. The subject of this year’s training, which is ...
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