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Seminar on European Standards in the Fight against Corruption and Organized Crime

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The Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) organized, on April 3, 2012, at "Crna Gora" Hotel in Podgorica, a seminar on "European Standards in the Fight against Corruption and Organized Crime".

CEDEM organized a seminar on European standards in fight against corruption (Photo CEDEM)CEDEM organized a seminar on European standards in fight against corruption (Photo CEDEM)

The seminar, organized in partnership with the Judicial Training Centre and AIRE Centre from London, with the support of the British Embassy in Podgorica, is is a part of the multi-year program CEDEM and AIRE Centre implement in order to contribute to judicial reform and establishing of the rule of law in Montenegro.

The seminar included an overview of European standards in the fight against corruption and organized crime, case law of the European Court of Human Rights, and the analysis of domestic legislation that regulates temporary and permanent seizure of the proceeds of crime as well as management of these proceeds.

At the seminar, it was concluded that the current national legal framework is not yet compliant with relevant international standards, and that there are some ambiguities and inconsistencies within the legal system of Montenegro, which represent an obstacle to effective solving of problems that are present in this area.

Finally, it was concluded that Montenegro has administrative capacities to effectively combat corruption and organized crime, but that these capacities needs to be consolidated and further strengthened, particularly in the management of financial investigation and management of seized criminal assets. (Source: CEDEM)

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