February 18, 2015
The United States Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the non-government organization Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) and the German foundation Konrad Adenauer, initiated a 3-day training for young lawyers. Over 30 participants, lawyers, interns from rule of law institutions, and experts, have come together to learn about the European Convention on Human Right and Criminal Legislation.
Through a combination of lectures and workshops, participants, among other topics, will learn more about the right to fair trial, undercover operations, detention, international legal assistance in criminal matters, and drafting indictments. This is an excellent opportunity for them to meet and discuss topics of interest with Montenegrin judges, prosecutors, local experts, as well as American experts and US Embassy Podgorica staff.
Such participants, as future judges and prosecutors, are the future of the rule of law system in Montenegro and the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica has partnered with the same organizations for two years now in implementing such trainings.
The Rule of Law Section of the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica is funded by the State’s Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), and provides continuing support to law enforcement institutions and civil society in improving rule of law in the country and achieving Euro-Atlantic integration requirements.