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Anti-Corruption Mechanisms and Accountability of Police Officials in Montenegro


The primary objective of this study is the affirmation of accountability and transparency in the work of police officers, in the context of the contribution to the security sector reform (SSR) in Montenegro


This project, called Anti-Corruption Mechanisms and Accountability of Police Officers in Montenegro, is implemented by the Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM), with the support of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Montenegro. The initial idea for this project arose after the implementation of the regional workshops on strengthening the capacity of civil society in the Western Balkans to explore corruption in the police force, organized by the Geneva Centre for Security, Development and the Rule of Law (DCAF).

The research included all important subjects. The list is long, with the aim of creating an objective study; our attempt was to follow up on the work of all relevant stakeholders. The importance of such research is multifaceted. First, the research identified all the problem areas related to different mechanisms for fighting against police corruption. In this way, we will be able to evaluate the current achievements, but we will try to highlight the changes that need to be taken to strengthen the existing mechanisms. Also, the study will contribute to increase the integrity, by indicating different aspects of accountability of police officers. Further, the study will provide informative material, available to the citizens in order to become familiar with it, and thus have access to all the problematic areas in which the acces was rather limited. In the end, the goal of the study is to contribute to the overall efforts put forth to create a democratic police service, which shall, again, depend on the overall democratization of the society.