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24.07.2018.

Conditions are created for Ministry of Justice to request extradition of Milošević, Pavićević, Vujačić and Mašanović

Conditions are created for Ministry of Justice to request extradition of Milošević, Pavićević, Vujačić and Mašanović The Ministry of Justice received an official notice that, on the basis of successful international cooperation between the Montenegrin and Kosovo police, acting on the Interpol warrant issued by Montenegro, Milošević Mario, Pavićević Đorđije, Vujačić Vukan and Mašanović Igor were deprived of liberty in the Republic of Kosovo. This created conditions for the Ministry of Justice to request from the competent authorities of the Republic of Kosovo extradition of those persons to Montenegro...

22.06.2018.

Venice Commission supports Government's efforts to prevent blockade of Judicial Council

Venice Commission supports Government

"The Venice Commission, as the highest European authority in the field of constitutional law, supported the legal solution proposed by the Government of Montenegro in order to prevent the blockade of the Judicial Council as a key guarantor of the independence of the judiciary," Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Zoran Pažin said following the session of the Venice Commission. "I am pleased that the Venice Commission in its opinion reminds that the high degree of rights and competences that belong to the opposition within our constitutional and parliamentary system also imply a clear responsibility not to abuse these rights," the Deputy Prime Minister said...

11.06.2018.

DPM Pažin: Montenegro joins EC Justice Programme in fall

DPM Pažin: Montenegro joins EC Justice Programme in fall

The Agreement on cooperation between Montenegro and EUROJUST represents the highest level of trust between Montenegro and EU Member States in the field of cooperation in the fight against serious forms of cross-border crime, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Zoran Pažin said at the conference "Eurojust and cooperation with third countries - experiences and challenges in the countries of the Western Balkans ", which is being held today in Podgorica, a year after the Agreement entered into force. The Deputy Prime Minister pointed out that the quality of Montenegro's cooperation with EUROJUST is best illustrated by the fact that Montenegro has promptly appointed Liaison Prosecutor to Eurojust and that during 2017 the Montenegrin state authorities were involved in four cases of judicial cooperation through EUROJUST, which were dominantly related to the crimes of fraud, terrorism and money laundering...

31.05.2018.

Government proposes members of Judicial Council to continue to exercise their duty until appointment of new members

Government proposes members of Judicial Council to continue to exercise their duty until appointment of new members

Podgorica, Montenegro (31 May 2018) -- At today's session, the Montenegrin Cabinet passed the Draft Law Amending the Law on Judicial Council and Judges. "Exercising its authority in a responsible manner, the Government passed the amendments to this law in the manner that the president and members will continue to perform their duties until the new composition of the Judicial Council is proclaimed," Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Zoran Pažin told a press conference following the Cabinet meeting. He recalled that "due to the changing mood of the opposition to take part in political life," at this point in the Parliament there is no required majority for the election of members of the Judicial Council from among the distinguished legal professionals...

19.04.2018.

Pažin, Kuburović: Close judicial cooperation is key in fight against organized crime

Pažin, Kuburović: Close judicial cooperation is key in fight against organized crime

Close judicial cooperation between the countries of the region, with adequate regional police cooperation, is the key to success in the fight against organized crime, it was estimated at the meeting of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Zoran Pažinwith Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia Nela Kuburović. DPM Pažin and Minister Kuburović talked today in Podgorica about the possibilities for enhancing cooperation in the process of accession to the European Union, strengthening the capacities of the judiciary and jointly combating the most serious forms of crime...

07.03.2018.

Civil Code of Montenegro to provide greater protection of citizens' rights and improve economic environment

Civil Code of Montenegro to provide greater protection of citizens

Podgorica, Montenegro (7 March 2018) -- Unification of rules and norms regulating contractual, family, inheritance and other civil rights within the Civil Code will provide greater legal security for the Montenegrin citizens and a more reliable legal environment for economic advancement of the society, today's conference dedicated to the codification of the Montenegrin civil law stressed. On the eve of marking 130 years since the adoption of the first Montenegrin Civil Code, the General Property Code for the Principality of Montenegro by Valtazar Bogišić, the Government of Montenegro has set up a team composed of prominent legal experts who, with the support of the London-based AIRE Centre and the UK Embassy in Podgorica, are engaged in the drafting of the Civil Code of Montenegro, as a comprehensive set of legal norms and principles of social life, which undoubtedly represents the most demanding legal work since restoring independence...

05.02.2018.

DPM Pažin hosts representatives of ZIKS trade union

DPM Pažin hosts representatives of ZIKS trade union

The Ministry of Justice is ready to work intensively, alongside the trade union of the Institution for Execution of Criminal Sanctions (ZIKS), on improving the working conditions and solving the status issues of the employees in this Institution, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Zoran Pažin said at the meeting with representatives of the ZIKS trade union. The Ministry of Justice and the trade union of ZIKS are on the same task to strengthen the institutional and human resources of the Institution and to improve the position of employees. I have a lot of understanding for demands you make and I will promote their fulfillment to the fullest extent possible by the legal solutions and the available financial resources, DPM Pažin said...

01.01.2018.

Excerpt from DPM Pažin's interiew with Pobjeda

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Zoran Pažin gave an interview to Montenegrin daily newspaper Pobjeda, where he spoke about the rule of law, cooperation between the Government and civil sector, media, Montenegro's European integration and Civil Law. I would say that the question of the rule of law and, specifically, the fight against corruption and organised crime is not only a prerequisite for our further progress in European integration, but the overriding need for our country's overall economic and social prosperity. That is why these issues are at the core of, not just our integration agenda, but all the reform efforts of the Government, Deputy Prime Minister Pažin said...

20.12.2017.

Montenegro meets conditions for home detention with help of US donation

Montenegro meets conditions for home detention with help of US donation

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Zoran Pažin hosted today Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy to Montenegro Judy Kuo on the occasion of the donation of home detention central monitoring system. Thanks to the donation of the US Embassy, worth about 250,000 dollars, along with EUR 230,000 from Montenegro's budget, the conditions for implementing this alternative way of serving sentence by confinement to the premises where they live are met...

27.11.2017.

Project "EU Support for the Rule of Law - EURoL II" launched

Project "EU Support for the Rule of Law - EURoL II" launched

Podgorica, Montenegro (27 November 2017) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Zoran Pažin, Interior Minister Mevludin Nuhodžić and Minister of European Affairs Aleksandar Andrija Pejović, spoke earlier today at a ceremony marking the launching of the project titled "EU Support to the Rule of Law II" (EURoL II). Deputy Prime Minister Pažin voiced belief that the capacity of Montenegro to combat organised crime and corruption will be strengthened through the implementation of the planned activities. He also said it is encouraging that Montenegro will have concrete benefits in the area of support for the development of infrastructure capacities, because a certain amount of the project of about 500,000 euros should be used for the procurement of equipment and services for the needs of institutions that are crucial for strengthening the rule of law...

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