Civic Alliance: Human Rights Protection Remains Inadequate in 2nd Quarter of 201212. July 2012 - 10:34 — Dejan Georgievski
The Civic Alliance of Montenegro states, in its 2nd Quarterly Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Montenegro in 2012, released yesterday, July 11, that the levels of respect and protection of human rights in the period April-June 2012 were not satisfactory.
"The competent institutions continue to fail to conduct urgent, independent and effective investigations, which results in a situation in which the citizens often opt to give up on the procedures they started, or to lose the motivation to see them through, while state officials and civil servants escape unsanctioned, or receive only minimal sanctions“, states the Report, noting the problem of understaffed institutions that work in the are of protection of human rights.
The Report lists the inadequate process of dealing with the past, torture, the right to fair trial, freedom of expression, association and gathering, discrimination of minorities, the rights of children, the status of displaced and internally displaced persions and the economic-social rights as areas of concern.
Regarding protection from discrimination, in the second quarter of 2012, it was again the members of national minorities, persons with disabilities, LGBT persons and workers that faced the highest levels of discrimination. The Report finds that national representation in state bodies and institutions remains inadequate, especially for the Roma population.
The Reports lists a series of recommendations with proposed measures and activities to remedy and improve the situation, to the state bodies and institutions which, according to the Civic Alliance, have failed to implement the necessary activities.
The report, in Montenegrin language, is attached to this article, and is also available for download and viewing on the website of the Civic Alliance. (Source: Civic Alliance)
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